updated 11:30 am EDT, Thu October 9, 2003
Destineer's MacSoft today announced that Microsoft Game Studios' best-selling real-time strategy game, , is in the final stages of development and will ship on November 5, 2003: "Age of Mythology transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men. Age of Mythology was created by Ensemble Studios, the makers of Age of Empires series of titles, which have sold more than 11 million units." It will be available for $50 for Mac OS X.
"Players guide one of nine ancient civilizations to greatness by commanding all aspects of their empire, from establishing profitable trade routes and building new settlements to waging war and advancing through four distinct ages. In their struggle for supremacy, players can use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopses to bolster their armies’ strength, and they can call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scattering opposing troops with lightning storms."
The Age of Mythology features a revolutionary new 3D engine developed by Ensemble Studios: "Age of Mythology is a great successor to Age of Kings. The game’s uniqueness lies in building an ancient civilization to greatness while harnessing the power of Greek, Norse, and Egyptian gods. Age of Mythology is truly an epic journey of heroism in a very beautiful 3D world."
The Macintosh version of Age of Mythology has been under development by Westlake Interactive since early in 2003. The game will require a 450MHz or faster processor, 256MB RAM, 16MB video card and Mac OS X 10.2.6 or higher.