Age of Empires Online launching this fall

Age of Empires Online is now slated for release this fall, according to a tweet from the official account linked to the game.

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The strategic path to release has been set and Age of Empires Online is expecting to attack gamers with a full release this fall. The release window announcement was made via the official Twitter account for the title, yesterday.

According to Joystiq, a more specific release date is expected to be set on May 31.

Though Age of Empires Online is a free-to-play title, a batch of premium content is expected to arrive after launch, priced at under $20. The game features two civilizations, the Greeks and Egyptians; however, two more civs will be introduced with the addition of the premium content by the end of 2011.

Development for the game began under the wing of newly formed studio Robot Entertainment, but dev duties for the game were recently handed to Gas Powered Games. Robot Entertainment is currently working on a new title, Orcs Must Die!

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    May 11, 2011 6:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Age of Empires Online launching this fall.

    Age of Empires Online is now slated for release this fall, according to a tweet from the official account linked to the game.

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      May 11, 2011 6:57 PM

      and the first one to use this can play the beta right now

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      May 12, 2011 5:09 AM

      I'm getting so sick and tired of Paid/Downloadable Content. I miss the days when you bought a game and could simply play it.

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        May 12, 2011 5:44 AM

        Did you know you don't have to buy the game and can still play it?

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          May 12, 2011 7:25 AM

          Yes, I'm aware, but having played other "Free to play, pay for content" games, the free to play version is generally a watered down version that gives you just enough to entice you into purchasing the premium content. And then they come out with more content that should have been in the game in the first place and say, "Pay more." It's like Civ V giving a rather limited choice of leaders compared to previous releases and saying, "Want more leaders? Buy the DLC!"

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            May 12, 2011 7:55 AM

            Have you played the open beta? It's basically AOE1 with the DLC and other stuff as scenarios, story missions, more decorations for your city, etc.

            There's nothing about the gameplay that's watered down.

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      May 12, 2011 5:44 AM

      Really enjoying the Beta. Excited for this to come out.

      Hopefully they add the Norse civilization or something.

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        May 12, 2011 12:59 PM

        It is not in open beta...

        I received a private invite a looooong time ago however a was never able to log on because I dont remember what account I created to register with it.

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      May 12, 2011 7:36 AM

      im hoping this is awesome, and that my burgeoning civilization doesn't get destroyed when i try to kill a mammoth with a couple of spear guys again :(

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      May 13, 2011 11:42 AM

      So, in order to play this free game, I have to provide a CC number. wtf?

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