Mobile games publisher Glu Mobile has inked deal with Microsoft to adapt the real-time strategy game Age of Empires III for mobile phones. The announcement was made today at the 2007 the Game Developers Conference (GDC), taking place all week long in San Francisco, Calif.
Originally developed for PC by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Age of Empires III is a popular installment in a series that has sold 16 million copies worldwide. Glu’s mobile version is scheduled to launch worldwide in 2008.
Glu and Microsoft previously teamed to launch Project Gotham Racing Mobile worldwide earlier this year. Other titles developed by Glu include the originals Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and the Ancient Empires franchise, as well as games based on major brands from Atari, Harrah’s, Hasbro, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, Hong Kong, France, Germany and Brazil.