Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced that a new official Age of Mythology campaign, The Golden Gift, is now available for download. Coinciding with the release of this free campaign, Ensemble Studios also unveiled a new version of ES Online, the Web site that accompanies the game's online matchmaking service.
The Golden Gift follows the adventures of Brokk and Eitri, two dwarven brothers featured in the original Age of Mythology Fall of the Trident campaign. This four-scenario campaign follows the brothers' first encounter with the god Loki and features all-new voice acting by the original actors. The Golden Gift, a prequel to the original campaign, is available for download at the official Age of Mythology site (https://www.microsoft.com/games/ageofmythology/) or ES Online (https://www.eso.com/).
Using familiar elements of classical mythology, Age of Mythology casts players as one of nine unique civilizations from ancient Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythologies. Players can reinforce their armies with mythological creatures like Cyclopes and Medusas or call upon the mighty powers of gods such as Zeus to rain down lightning bolts on unsuspecting enemies. Age of Mythology also incorporates Ensemble Studios' trademark features from previous Age of Empires games, including a compelling economic model, a massive army and battle system, unequaled artificial intelligence, random maps, intuitive gameplay and extreme attention to detail.
Age of Mythology's 3-D engine delivers impressive graphics in a fully 3-D environment, including beautiful waves and water, lifelike rolling terrain, realistic sunlight, and lush forests. In-game cinematics create a seamless, story-based and character-driven campaign which features 35 scenarios. In addition, the game features incredible special effects, including waterspouts, infernos, snowstorms, tornadoes and earthquakes. Age of Mythology is available for an estimated retail price of $54.95 (U.S.) and is rated Teen.
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