UPDATED: Age of Mythology: Extended Edition gets Steam release date, new trailer

Friday, 4 April 2014 10:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition is a reprisal of the classical strategy effort headed to Steam next month, and a solid release date has just been confirmed.

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UPDATE: Eurogamer has just confirmed that the game will hit Steam on May 8, and that he game’s product page is live now. It’ll cost £22.99, but you can get 20% off if you pre-order before launch.

Here’s the minimum and recommended specs:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8.1+
  • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X 10+ Capable GPU
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: GPU at least Integrated HD 3000, X1950, 8600GT

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1+
  • Processor: 2.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X 11+
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: GeForce 9800GTX, Radeon 4850+

ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft today announced a May launch for the polished and expanded re-release. Steam Early Access pre-purchase will open this month.

The Extended Edition bundles together the original game, Age of Titans expansion and Golden Gift campaign, but with a ton of new features and modern compatibilities, including Steam Workshop support, an improved rendering engine, Twitch integration, a better observer mode, native Windows 7 and Windows 8 support, HD monitor support, and more.

Here’s a more complete feature list:

  • 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 trailer below gives us a glimpse of the polished up 2002 classic, which was teased last month.

Thanks, AllGamesBeta.

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