Age of Empires Twitter Account Teases Age of Mythology Announcement

By Heidi Nicholas,
Age of Mythology took its Atlantean hero Arkantos all over the world, from Troy to Egypt and the Norselands, and even the Underworld, interacting with Egyptian and Norse mythology, and fighting their creatures of legend. It was an instant fan-favourite. With Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) releasing next week, fans have been wondering whether there would ever be similar news for Age of Mythology, either as a sequel, definitive edition, or remake. Now, it seems that Age of Mythology could indeed have something promising in its future:


The Age of Empires Twitter account has added fresh fuel to the rumour fire, saying that whilst AOE II: DE is "certainly in the spotlight", they haven't forgotten about the AoM fans. This isn't the first hint that they're not done with AoM. PC Gamer has quoted AoE creative director Adam Isgreen talking about all the possibilities for AoM. "Do we just do a definitive version of it," he says, "or do we do something grander with it, rebooting it or taking it in a new direction? There are so many opportunities that I see with Mythology, I just don't know what we're going to do yet. We're going to think it through. We want to make our fans happy, and if the fans want us to do a definitive version, we'll heavily consider going in that direction."

This certainly sounds promising, especially for a possible reboot or even a new take on the game. Even though Isgreen says they'll be inclined to follow fan wishes regarding a definitive version, the fact that he refers to it as "just" doing a definitive version, and the fact that he's clearly so enthusiastic about the game, could bode well for the "something grander" he was talking about. AoM came out in 2002, getting its first expansion, "The Titans", a year after. Its only other expansion, "Tale of the Dragon", came out fourteen years later in 2016. Aside from that, AoM only had its Extended Edition, including the Titans expansion, in 2014, so there's a lot of room to do something with the game, whether a reboot, a new direction, or even a definitive edition with new campaigns like AoE. Overall, AoM hasn't had much attention, and its fans definitely have more than enough enthusiasm to warrant taking the game in a completely new direction.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!
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  • james765james765382,474
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 16:37Permalink
    probably one of my favourite games from my childhood. I remember ordering it through the school book fair lol
  • Ultras500Ultras500662,674
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 17:04Permalink
    AoM was amazing
  • Posted on 07 November 19 at 17:36Permalink
    I still play AoM several times a week. My favorite game of all time.
  • ElyohElyoh737,815
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 17:39Permalink
    YES PLEASE, THANKS.
    No God, know fear. Know God, no fear.
  • Posted on 07 November 19 at 17:47Permalink
    One of my favorite RTS' ever made, would absolutely love this!
  • Posted on 07 November 19 at 18:02Permalink
    Awesome! was literally thinking about this yesterday lol
    I would be Unstoppable, if not for Law Enforcement and Physics
  • SheBeatsYouSheBeatsYou190,225
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 18:04Permalink
    "Wrath Of The Gods" is the best cheat code ever.

    I mean cheat? What? Not me ever! laugh

    This would be great I have had my eye on the Steam version for a while but could never bring myself to go back to Steam. Now I won't ever have to :)

    A sequel would be amazing too wink wink
  • Posted on 07 November 19 at 18:36Permalink
    This would be so amazing
  • Vanstrom336Vanstrom336447,376
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 19:36Permalink
    I know RTS games are hard to port to consoles, but my life would be complete if both Age of Empires and Age of Mythology came to Xbox. Let's get Empire Earth and Battle Realms while we are at it.
  • Posted on 07 November 19 at 19:59Permalink
    Age of Mythology is my second favorite RTS after Rise of Nations. Good stuff!
    This space for rent.
  • BlurBlur1BlurBlur15,751
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 20:36Permalink
    Good, AoM is a lot better than AoE
    Let's go 49ers
  • NapalmNikoNapalmNiko438,241
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 21:48Permalink
    AoM OHHHHH MY GOD
    Greetings Niko
  • SeitzzSeitzz682,529
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 22:33Permalink
    Don't really know anything about this game, but the fact that it's mentioned with AoE makes me want to check it out for sure if this happens.
  • LockieLockie293,412
    Posted on 07 November 19 at 23:18Permalink
    Another kraken approaches! Pray this is the last!
    Posting from sunny Australia.
  • WardieshireWardieshire543,441
    Posted on 08 November 19 at 02:35Permalink
    Awesome! I remember cheating to get a bunch of "plenties" to have infinite resources a few times on AoM. Who owns the Command &a Conquer IP these days? It would be great to have remaster of Tiberion Sun and Red Alert 2!
  • Posted on 08 November 19 at 03:01Permalink
    Lots of hype from this!
    ~Live Long and Prosper~
  • ElyohElyoh737,815
    Posted on 08 November 19 at 06:56Permalink
    Seitzz said:
    Don't really know anything about this game, but the fact that it's mentioned with AoE makes me want to check it out for sure if this happens.
    At it's simplest, it's AoE2 but with mythological civilisations and creatures instead.
    No God, know fear. Know God, no fear.
  • Posted on 08 November 19 at 07:19Permalink
    Wardieshire said:
    Awesome! I remember cheating to get a bunch of "plenties" to have infinite resources a few times on AoM. Who owns the Command &a Conquer IP these days? It would be great to have remaster of Tiberion Sun and Red Alert 2!
    I believe it’s EA, I have heard the first c&c is getting a remaster.
  • LockieLockie293,412
    Posted on 08 November 19 at 09:40Permalink
    FreelancerMillz said:
    Wardieshire said:
    Awesome! I remember cheating to get a bunch of "plenties" to have infinite resources a few times on AoM. Who owns the Command &a Conquer IP these days? It would be great to have remaster of Tiberion Sun and Red Alert 2!
    I believe it’s EA, I have heard the first c&c is getting a remaster.
    I hope so. It was a huge disappointment when the latest C&C turned out to be a mobile game. Same with Dungeon Keeper but that's EA for you.
    Posting from sunny Australia.
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