Publisher THQ has announced it will be bringing Age of Empires
to the DS with Mythologies
, promising 'epic strategy' with 'fast paced combat' and three unique playable cultures in both single and multiplayer battle campaigns.
The title will be the second handheld version of the long-running strategy series, following the Backbone Vancouver-developed and Majesco-published Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
first released in 2006.
THQ says the game will give players the opportunity to play as the Egyptians, Greeks and the Norse and "lead mighty heroes and legendary monsters, call down divine powers of the gods, and change the tide of battle with an all-new active combat system."
The company also promises "an immersive multiplayer experience with unique maps, customizable rules, a new skirmish mode and single-cart game sharing."
Said brand management VP Kevin Kraff, "Age of Empires: Mythologies
will combine one of the most successful Windows PC franchises of all time with the innovative style and controls of Nintendo DS, bringing a totally unique experience to handheld gamers. With three playable civilizations, a fast-paced combat system and extensive multi-player options, Age of Empires: Mythologies
will be one of the must-have tactical strategy games this year."