Age of Empires Returns! ..... as AoE Online?

Joystiq link.

Relevant quote:

Details on the game are fairly slim, other than its target platform (Games for Windows) and the fact that it’s an online title with persistent capital cities and the ability to embark on adventures cooperatively. Microsoft has promised that screenshots and a first trailer for the game are incoming – we’ll have them up for you just as soon as possible.

From the press release:

Marrying fresh features with iconic gameplay, “Age of Empires Online” offers something for long-time fans, newcomers and everyone in between. “Age of Empires Online” will feature:

  • A persistent online capital city that lives and grows even when you’re offline
  • Cooperative multiplayer quests, trading and a level-based system that lets you progress at your own pace
  • Fun, approachable style and storylines
  • Free-to-play experiences via Games for Windows – LIVE

Sounds like we’ll be getting more details pretty soon. Maybe tomorrow?

Bullet point 4 totally kills it ;)

Which AOE is it bassed off though? 3?

Where WERE you this week? ;)