Age of Mythology has been one of my favorite games as a kid and now I’m really happy to hear that a revamped version will soon get released by Microsoft. Age of Mythology: Extended Edition will be launched in May and, of course, it will look beautiful on Windows 8.
If you were hoping that I’m talking about a touch-enabled strategy game, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I’m talking about a revamped version of the highly popular Age of Mythology game that will get released for Windows Vista, 7 and Windows 8 users. Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about past hits and is thus making happy die-hard fans of the legendary game. It’s quite a pity that Redmond can’t have the same logic when it comes to Windows XP and a potential Second Edition.
Microsoft has official confirmed that Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, a graphical remake of the 2002 fantasy RTS game. When launched, it will be priced normally at $29.99, but you can pre-order it already on Steam and make use of a 20% discount. The new Age of Mithology Extended Edition will come with the following enhancements and new features – Steam Workshop, improved rendering engine, Twitch TV integration, enhanced observer mode, native support for Win 7/8 and HD monitors, among many others.
Enter an age when powerful heroes led mighty armies of fearsome beasts and warriors. A time when gods could tip the scale of battle with lightning, meteors, tornados, and more. Start your conquest with the extended version of the original award winning Age of Mythology then move up to the extended The Titans Expansion. ENGAGE IN EPIC CAMPAIGNS or PLAY ONLINE Play through over 40 great scenarios, including the Titan Campaign, for an amazing story driven single-player experience or challenge other players on Steam. COMMAND 12 LEGENDARY CIVILIZATIONS Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Atlantean each have 3 distinct civilizations and gods. UNLEASH THE MOST INCREDIBLE GOD POWERS Over 35 godly powers like Lightning, Plagues, Meteors, Earthquakes, and more.
You can have a look at the above screenshots to get an understanding of how the game will feel and what it’ll look like. The upcoming remake will feature the original Age of Mythology content along with the expansion pack, The Titans. Graphical upgrades will include better lighting and shadow support, day and night cycles, improved water and more. So, if you were experiencing crashes on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 playing the old Age of Mythology, the revamped version is bound to perform terrific.