Age of Mythology: Expanded Edition arrives May 8

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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.

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  • 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..

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