Microsoft's Ensemble Studios, the creator of the popular Age of Empires series, has released a new screenshot from its upcoming 3D real-time strategy game, Age of Mythology. The new screenshot depicts a clash between Egyptian and Greek forces across a river, and a variety of units from both sides can be seen fighting in and around the water. The scene also shows off the game engine's realistic treatment of water, with splashes, ripples, and waves, as well as small pools of blood where creatures have been injured.
Age of Mythology is set in an ancient world in which mythological creatures and gods participate in the struggle between three civilizations: the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Norse. Players will command one of the civilizations, and they will enlist the help of powerful heroes, fantastic creatures, and deities in their battles to become the ruling civilization.
Age of Mythology is scheduled for release in 2002. For more information, read our in-depth preview of the game.