A few weeks after a teaser video was released, Microsoft has now confirmed it plans to publish Age of Mythology: Extended Edition. This will be a graphical remake of the 2002 fantasy RTS game that was originally developed by the now defunct Ensemble Studios and will be released via Valve's Steam service on May 8th.
Both the game's official website and a new trailer went live today, revealing that the remake will have the content of the original Age of Mythology and its expansion pack, The Titans. It will contain a number of graphical upgrades, including better lighting and shadow support, day and night cycles, improved water and more.
The port, which is being handled by Skybox Games, will also have some extra features not in the original version. That includes Twitch game broadcast support, Steamworks Workshop for mod creation and management, Steam achievements, virtual trading cards and more. It will also include two new gameplay modes; a treaty mode and an enhanced Observer mode.
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition is now available for pre-order on Steam and will be priced normally at $29.99 but is currently on sale for 20 percent off its normal price. There's also a way to buy four game codes at the same time for the normal price of three.