Age of Mythology: Retold
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Back in 2022, the Age of Empires team World's Edge revealed it would be releasing Age of Mythology: Retold - a "definitive edition" of the 2002 PC title with "upgraded graphics, features and more".

Now, in a "sneak peek" announcement, it's been confirmed this new version of the game will be coming not only to Game Pass "day one" on PC but also to Xbox Series X|S in 2024.

Here's a bit about Retold (via the game's Steam page) along with a look:

From the creators of the award-winning Age of Empires franchise, Age of Mythology: Retold goes beyond history to a mythical age where gods, monsters, and humans collide. Combining the best elements of the beloved Age of Mythology with modern real-time strategy design and visuals, Retold is an epic and innovative experience for old and new players alike. Secure your domain, command legendary monsters, and call upon the power of the gods to crush your enemies—or band together with friends to defeat the Arena of the Gods.

Call Upon the Gods
Choose your gods from the Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Atlantean pantheons. Devastate your enemies by summoning powerful lightning storms, earth-shattering quakes, and even the famed Nidhogg dragon. Or call upon nourishing rains and protective Dryads to help your people grow & prosper.

Unleash the Monsters
Unleash Centaurs, Trolls, Mummies, and more. From bejeweled crocodiles who harness the power of the sun to the mighty one-eyed Cyclops, command diverse units inspired by the world’s great mythologies.

An Epic Mythological Universe
Embark on a 50-mission campaign that takes you across a vast, mythical world: besiege the mighty walls of Troy, battle Giants in the frozen wastes of Midgard, and discover the mysteries of Osiris in the shifting sands of Egypt. Become a hero of myth—or even a god.

Arena of the Gods
Challenge the Labyrinth in the all-new Trials of the Gods for single-player and co-op. Collect powerful Blessings, join your friends, and take on new challenges to overcome the Arena where the gods themselves do battle.

Better with Friends
Play with up to 11 of your friends, either head-to-head or against the advanced AI on dozens of randomly-generated maps and scenarios for limitless re-playability.

You can see some of the redone unit models in a special Age of Empires video featuring augmented reality. The team has also shown off the game's official cover art (which can be seen at the top of this page).

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