Zynga has today announced it is resurrecting and redesigning one of its previously shuttered Facebook games as a mobile experience. Empires & Allies, which was removed from Facebook in 2013, is being reimagined as a new mobile experience, developed using the insights and player feedback Zynga has accumulated over time.
Zynga says this new Empires & Allies will “innovate and redefine what players expect from a mobile strategy game,” with a focus on giving players real control over their army. Players will have more options for strategy as they travel around the world attacking enemy bases, while presumably protecting their own.The Zynga blog reads: “Players want to immerse themselves in a realistic modern military strategy game on mobile – one that puts them in control of their army with more choice and strategy on how best to use the weapons of modern war – and this is the foundation of the new Empires & Allies.”
Empires & Allies is currently in its initial beta release in a few territories, and is set for release worldwide in early 2015. During this geo-lock beta, Zynga will listen to player feedback as it adds new features and gameplay mechanics ahead of the worldwide launch.
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