DS enters Age of Empires: Mythologies

THQ bringing Ensemble's fantastical real-time strategy title to Nintendo's portable this fall.

When Majesco said in 2005 that it would be porting Age of Empires to the Nintendo DS, many were skeptical that Ensemble's real-time strategy classic could be faithfully reproduced on a handheld. However, thanks to a few modifications that turned the game's strategy from real-time to turn-based, Age of Empires: Age of Kings left critics suitably impressed.

Now, the critically lionized Age of Mythology will be given similar treatment, thanks to a different publisher--THQ. Again, the game won't be a direct translation of Ensemble's 2002 hit for the PC. However, the Nintendo DS version--dubbed Age of Empires: Mythologies--will use the same engine that powered Age of Kings on the handheld and will include "an all-new active combat system."

Players will be given the castle keys for three civilizations--the Norse, the Greeks, and the Egyptians. Each civilization will have a unique single-player campaign, and THQ promises an abundance of heroes and monsters from the annals of each empire's mythos. Mythologies will also come packed with a fully featured multiplayer component, which offers a variety of maps, customizable rule sets, a skirmish mode, and game sharing, where multiple players will be able to compete using a single copy of the game.

Age of Empires: Mythologies is slated for release on the Nintendo DS this fall.

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helioprotus
helioprotus

i got this game. and i have to say its fun fun fun. its one of the best turnbased games out there for ds. and i've tried alot.

RetroGamer34233
RetroGamer34233

It looks like they corrected one of the few flaws "Age of Kings" had in that on the overworld map, your units were stacked so close together it was easy to move the wrong one when a bunch were together. They enhanced the graphics, too. I just hope it's as good as "AoK" was, since I was pleasantly surprised with that one.

gamescottsman
gamescottsman

Still playing Age of Empires: Age of Kings now, brilliant game that was well thought out. Can't wait for this one, great news!

Comandante2008
Comandante2008

This better be an actual RTS for the DS. Not turn-based strategy. RTS has better strategy. Hopefully, the DS will handle the RTS genre well.

Ferlord
Ferlord

Hate ta burst anyones bubbles, but it's guna be a day by day strategy game. Age of Empires DS was, whats going to stop them from making another one? Still, i'm saving up for this.

aggelos6
aggelos6

Yeah !!! I can't wait to take the Greeks and crash the other civilizations. Hope ds is able to handle an RTS.

Sodney
Sodney

Yay. Might be another great game for the ds. There is unfortunately not enough of those:(

soccerboy8
soccerboy8

Although I wish it could be real-time, I really doubt that the ds is advanced enough, it would be really hard to have a real-time game on here. If there is a real-time I imagine you won't be able to have many units.

Ghidoran
Ghidoran

I hope this is real-time. I only really enjoy fantasy turn based, like tactics ogre(though I guess this can also be called 'fantasy' lol ). I do want AoM 2 though.

EQShaman
EQShaman

i was about to say how blown away i was by the pictures but then i noticed that the images listed here are for the pc version of AoE 3. If you have screen shots of the ds version post them. id like to see. i hope hey can pull it off. i remember listening to the AoE mythology soundtrack while i played eq. both were very good games.

doughboy93
doughboy93

With Wi-Fi this should be interesting. Glad they kept the same 3 civilizations in the original mythology.

Red_Trigger
Red_Trigger

I love the PC version but what will the DS game be like? Time will tell...

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Age of Empires series were my favorite PC games when I was younger. I still play them now every now and then. I wish they would make more for the PC.

TowerGuard64
TowerGuard64

My brother just got the first one and said that it was good I can't wait until the next one comes out. I love Mythologies games.

amkalfus
amkalfus

i'm hopin this one is a hit, cause i didn't get the first one... to be honest, it didn't look that great... just have to wait and see!

BloodMist
BloodMist

*sigh* That was such a disappointing game.Can't say i'm much lookin forward to it again.

Lance_C
Lance_C

I agree, I'd rather want to get my hands on Age of Mythology 2 on a PC and of course, it has to be real-time! But this is a nice alternative for the time being.

Toddimus
Toddimus

darn I wish this was real time...I hate turned based strategy. Thats the whole reason I like Age and not Civilization

dj_b02us
dj_b02us

great sounds fun sure, but when are we gonna see age of mythology 2???

puablo
puablo

I never was as passionate about AoM as much as I was AoE2, but the handheld AoE for the DS was great so I'm hoping this new one is just as good.

balrogthane
balrogthane

I just never got into AoM. I don't know why, it's clever, good aesthetics, hits all the right gameplay notes... but it was never all that fun. I still love and play The Conquerors, though.

alanthreonus
alanthreonus

I want a new Age of Mythology on the PC.

janderdarkmoon
janderdarkmoon

Hopefully they properly utilize the two screens to keep the action from getting to cluttered. They may be small screens but if done properly, have the potential to be a great interface. Can't wait I love strategy games on my DS.

Superdude475
Superdude475

Age of Empires 2 : The Age of Kings is the best of all of them. I Hope THQ can bring AoM to the DS in tact.

ParkCarsHere
ParkCarsHere

Age of Mythology was always a very fun Age of Empires game... and even though I have always loved all the Age of Empires games, the Age of Kings release for the DS did not impress me enough for me to buy. Hopefully this one will be worthy of a purchase! I'm a little bit skeptical about the "all-new active combat system" though...

limpbizkit818
limpbizkit818

AOM is one of the best RTS's on PC. Please let this be in real time, please! I am not going to be too upset if it's turn-base like AOE: DS because that game was great.

kcwsk8
kcwsk8

i need to hear more before i make my decision on if i want it or not

eric252
eric252

Sounds good. This should be fun with all the new features.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

...And a Map Editor this time, right? RIGHT??

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Sounds sweet:D I will have my eye on this.

oli54321
oli54321

This should be good, Age of Mythologies is a great game :)

stevo_360
stevo_360

This sounds like another game for me to get when I finally purchase my DS.