Age of Mythology: Expanded Edition arrives May 8 
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Darryn Bonthuys
April 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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I’m still a die-hard fan of Age of Empires, and I dig occasionally starting a game and flooding an enemy base with Teutonic Knights, or as I like to call it, Ze Cherman attack Tommy. A spin-off of that franchise, Age of Mythology, was also pretty rad over a decade ago. And it’s back, with a few new upgrades.

An update of the 2002 real-time strategy game which gave players armies and the wrath of (INSERT GOD HERE), the game has received the following new features:

  • Improved visuals: time of day, improved water, shadows, bump / specular maps, global lighting, anti-aliasing, and ambient occlusion.
  • Steamworks: mods via Steam Workshop, multiplayer, achievements, trading cards, leagues / badges / events, and cloud saves.
  • Extended features: Twitch streaming integration, treaty mode, and enhanced observer mode.

The expansion pack, The Titans, is also included. So what does it look like in action? Like this:

Age of Mythology doesn’t look that dated at all actually, and has held up well over the last decade plus change. Age of Mythology: The Expanded Edition is available for pre-purchase right now, and buying it before May 8 means that the game will cost you $23.99. After that release date, it’ll be $29.99 for the latecomers.

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Dutch Matrix

    Dear Lazygamer,
    One is enough!!!!
    Fank you vewy much….

    • Kromas

      Hahahaha. Me too!

    • Rince

      Wow, I haven’t received any…

      • Dutch Matrix

        I think the postman put yours in with mine…

        • Kensei Seraph

          And here’s me only getting 1. :P

        • Rince

          Data bastard!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Agreed lol

    • VampyreSquirrel

      I wonder who’s in trouble for this one :P

      Probably Geoff

      • Dutch Matrix

        Must be his OCD acting up again. Check the timing. Every mail an hour and three minutes apart…

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Mine are spread an hour and 2 minutes, then an hour and 4 minutes

          and I think that “Oh and we definitely do not spam” line has just been broken.

      • Rince

        I call Darryn…

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Wouldn’t surprise me…

    • Brady miaau

      hey, what is a lazygamer newsletter?

      Am i being a bit blind here, not seeing it on the site?

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I can forward it to you on a weekly basis :P

        • Rince

          I also don’t get one

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Can forward it to you too… will even come from lazygamer :P

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Just informed Gavin that either his automated system, or Geoff, were broken between 12:20 and 14:30… :P

      • Rince

        They are one and the same aren’t they?

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Depends on if Geoff is locked in a basement all day or not.

          • Kensei Seraph

            Do you honestly expect us to believe that Gavin is cruel enough to lock Geoff in a small, damp, dimly lit underground room with Darryn?

          • VampyreSquirrel

            ummmm… yes?

    • Kensei Seraph

      Just rechecked my email and turns out I got 4 emails. 3 to the email I subscribed with and 1 to the email address I contacted Gavin on when sponsoring a community give-away.

      Anyone else get to a [wysija_page] when changing their subscription details?

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I can edit my subscription with no issues.

        • Kensei Seraph

          Refresh the page and then click the Edit your subscriber profile: [Email Address] link.

  • Kromas

    Back on topic. Enhanced fish AI?

  • Kensei Seraph

    This is the game that got me interested in mythology.

  • b1nd3r

    i need to find a way to block all steam talk and deals >.< my wallet cant handle this

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    That’s cool, I actually enjoyed Age of Mythology. Would actually love a new Rise of Nations though

    • Aries

      This game a step forward, think they finally seeing that money can be made from this, e.g dota, though Rise of Nations is good, i loved empire earth for the amount of units

  • Stan Smith

    30$ for a 12 year old game…lol

  • Kristen

    Omg this is so exciting..