Microsoft is licensing its Age of Empires IP to KLab Inc. for development of a mobile entry in the franchise for mobile platforms. From the sounds of things, the game will be coming to iOS and Android first with a Windows Phone version coming at a later time. The game is being developed in English first with a global release planned and other languages as well as the Windows Phone version planned for a future release.
There was speculation of other Microsoft franchises planned to be released on mobile platforms, but Microsoft refuted those rumors with the vague “there are no further announcements beyond Age of Empires at this time.”
Upcoming standalone episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1 now has a trailer. It shows off the five characters that will be the focus of 400 Days with the promise that this expansion is “coming soon.”
The next episode in Telltale’s award winning The Walking Dead game is subtitled 400 Days and will be heading to pretty much everything this summer. Choices players made in previous episodes will carry over into the new game which will feature five new characters in their very own stories. Telltale suggested that some of the characters the player meets in 400 Days might show up in Season Two with all the choices they make in the new episode also impacting that storyline.
A new entry in the Halo franchise is heading to PC and Microsoft’s mobile platforms this July. It’s a top-down shooter and takes place between Halo 3 and Halo 4. Trailer below:
Upcoming iOS space sim Star Command has a launch trailer and a release date: Thursday–for iDevices only. Android and PC releases are still in the works with the Android release planned first and PC to come later.
The Kickstarter-funded Double Fine adventure game finally has a teaser! Broken Age, the result of over 90,000 contributor’s excited for a true adventure game and the brilliant minds at Double Fine, follows the story of two characters: one a girl who is to be sacrificed to a beast and the other a boy alone in a spacecraft. The game is expected to be released this spring. The trailer below shows of the game’s imaginative environments and gorgeous art style. Have a look: