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August 19, 2011

Age of Empires Online and Atomic City Adventures launch. Plus Orcs Must Die coming this October

Its been an exciting week for fans of studios formed out of Ensemble Studios. This week saw the launch of both Age of Empires Online from Robot Entertainment and Atomic City Adventures from Windstorm Studios. Part 1 and 2 of the Age of Empires Online review are currently online at Remember ES, with further parts on the way, plus reviews for Atomic City. As these games have come out so close together Remember ES is playing catch up to get this content out for you!

Meanwhile, I wanted to express how much fun I am having playing both AOE-O and Atomic City. AOE-O is a fine edition to the Age series with an extensive number of quests offering a huge single player and co-op experience, backed up by solid online multiplayer. Although the PvP side has its faults, its certainly a game every Ensemble fan should be downloading right away. Plus the game has a lengthy free to play element. So head over to and download today!

As for Atomic City, this is a brand new game and environment from passionate Ex Ensembler, Dusty Monk at Windstorm Studios. I have only had a chance to play through the first few levels of Atomic City but am very much enjoying the experience. There is no question that Dusty has taken ques from Ensemble development practices, making the first 15 minutes super fun. The game is super easy to pick up and play thanks to the helpful tutorial system. It takes a while to get used to the mechanics of driving the flying cars, but after a little while you are on your way. Mission objectives are fun, as is the commentary, complete with voice acting. Available from just $14.99 on the Impulse store, take a step into the year 2254 and enjoy the fun times in Atomic City!

Orcs Must Die to arrive in October

In other news, Robot Entertainment has subtly announced that Orcs Must Die is slipping back from the initial late summer release window, to October. This is the current projected window for the games release as indicated on the official website. The October release date is no doubt strategically planned to be better suited to Microsoft and Robot Entertainment. So just sit tight, its only a few more months away now. Its not like you haven’t got other games to play… Age and Atomic City are waiting for you right now!

Stand by for more Orcs updates over the coming weeks.


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