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'Age of Mythology' Goes Platinum

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 6:16 a.m. PST

The gods are smiling upon "Age of Mythology." Solidifying its position as one of the top PC games, with its tale of might and magic involving legendary Greek, Egyptian and Norse gods, "Age of Mythology" has reached a milestone by selling more than 1 million games worldwide since its release. The title, developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios, continues to garner critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' (AIAS) Interactive Achievement Awards as PC Game of the Year and PC Strategy Game of the Year.

"Age of Mythology" is the latest extension of the blockbuster "Age of EmpiresĀ®" series, which has sold more than 11 million units worldwide and won a myriad of industry awards. Interest in the entire collection remains strong, as evidenced by the inclusion of "Age of Empires II: Age of Kings(TM)" on The NPD Group's list of the top 20 best-selling PC games for January 2003, several years after the title's launch.

"'Age of Mythology' has joined the 'Age of Empires' sales legacy: All three games in the series have exceeded 1 million units in sales within months of their initial releases," said Stuart Moulder, general manager for PC Games at Microsoft Game Studios. "The worldwide popularity of the entire franchise continues to grow, while the fans' excitement inspires the development team at Ensemble Studios to create more innovative games each year."

About "Age of Mythology"

"Age of Mythology" envelops players in a world where heroes battle mythological creatures and gods meddle in the lives of mortal men. Survival is ensured by harnessing the powers of Greek, Norse and Egyptian gods and more than 40 mythological creatures such as Cyclopes and Minotaurs. "Age of Mythology" players will embark on an epic journey of heroism, action and excitement through lush cinematic scenes as they delve into an immense 3-D world that features realistic sunlight shimmering across beautiful oceans and verdant forests. Varied game modes and settings suit fans of all ages and experience levels.

Availability

"Age of Mythology" is available for an estimated retail price of $54.95 (U.S.)** and is rated "Teen."


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