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Age of Empires: Mythologies (Nintendo DS)

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THQ press release (November 2008):

    Age of Empires: Mythologies Ships to Retail Outlets Nationwide

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI - News) today announced Age of Empires: Mythologies, the newest addition to the highly popular Age of Empires series, has shipped to major retailers nationwide. Developed exclusively for Nintendo DS™, Age of Empires: Mythologies features epic, turn-based combat and fast-paced multiplayer skirmishes between Greek, Egyptian and Norse civilizations. For the first time in the series’ history, players will control legendary heroes, battle mythical beasts and call upon the divine power of gods. Age of Empires: Mythologies is rated “E10+” and is now available for the suggested retail price of $29.99.

    “Age of Empires: Mythologies combines strategy and turn-based combat with the innovative Nintendo DS controls to deliver a new twist on one of the most successful franchises of all time,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president, global brand management, THQ. “The game appeals to clever, imaginative gamers of all ages, and will provide a truly unique handheld experience.”

    About Age of Empires: Mythologies
    Age of Empires: Mythologies is inspired by the hit Windows PC series Age of Empires and uses a brand new game engine that improves on the critically acclaimed Age of Empires: Age of Kings. The game features three playable civilizations – the Greeks, Egyptians and Norse – enhanced AI, and an epic fantasy tale, inspired by myth, that drops players in a grand struggle for supremacy. Age of Empires: Mythologies also offers expanded multiplayer via Wi-Fi or single-cart game sharing featuring unique maps, customizable rules and a brand new skirmish mode. Age of Empires: Mythologies is now available for Nintendo DS. For more information on Age of Empires: Mythologies, as well as additional titles from THQ, please visit http://www.playthq.com/.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

THQ press release (June 2008):

    THQ Brings Legendary Franchise to Nintendo DS with Age of Empires: Mythologies

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI - News) today announced that Age of Empires: Mythologies is scheduled to debut on the popular Nintendo DS™ system in fall 2008. Inspired by the hit Windows PC series Age of Empires and developed from the ground up for Nintendo DS, Age of Empires: Mythologies will allow players to strategize as legendary heroes, commanding massive armies and shaping the destinies of three unique cultures in both single and multi-player campaigns.

    “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,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management, THQ. “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.”

    About Age of Empires: Mythologies Age of Empires: Mythologies is inspired by the hit Windows PC series Age of Empires and built on the Age of Empires: Age of Kings’ critically-acclaimed game engine. Featuring three playable civilizations with individual campaigns – the Egyptians, Greeks and the Norse – Age of Empires: Mythologies will allow players to 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. Age of Empires: Mythologies will also offer an immersive multiplayer experience with unique maps, customizable rules, a new skirmish mode and single-cart game sharing, allowing players anywhere to go head-to-head worldwide.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

Back of DS Case - Nintendo DS (Germany):

    NEHMEN SIE IHR SCHICKSAL IN DIE HAND!

    Übernehmen Sie in Age of Empires: Mythologies die Kontrolle über die größten Helden der Mythologie und führen Sie Kriege gegen wütende Götter und wilde Kriegsherren. Mit den verschiedenen Fähigkeiten der Griechen, Wikinger und Ägypter bekämpfen Ihre Helden die größten Kreaturen der Mythologie, erobern Städte und sammeln magische Gegenstände mit enormer Kraft. Die größten Legenden sind jene, die auf dem Schlachtfeld entstehen!

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    Zerschmettern Sie Ihre Feinde auf dem Schlachtfeld!

    Befehligen Sie Helden, Armeen und mythische Einheiten!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

www.griptonite.com (Developer's website):
    Age of Empires: Mythologies is an epic turn-based strategy game, spanning hundreds of years and letting players take command of a huge variety of forces, including infantry, archers, horsemen, chariots, legendary heroes, and fiercesome mythological monsters.

    Featuring three playable civilizations with individual campaigns – the Egyptians, Greeks and the Norse – Age of Empires: Mythologies calls for players to defeat their enemies across using strategy, tactics, new technology, and the divine powers of the gods! Age of Empires: Mythologies also offers a spectacular multiplayer experience with unique maps, customizable rules, a new skirmish mode and single-cart game sharing, allowing players anywhere to go head-to-head either locally or over the internet.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

www.thq.com (Publisher's website; Spanish):
    Inspirado en el éxito de PC y construido sobre la base de Age of Empires Age of Kings, Age of Empires: Mythologies va a ser el juego de estrategia definitivo para la portátil de Nintendo, el juego se caracteriza por un refinado modo de juego, un diseño único, un multijugador fantástico y una gran rejugabilidad.

    Age of Empires: Mythologies para Nintendo DS es un nuevo juego de estrategia por turnos que desafía a los jugadores a dar forma al destino de tres culturas únicas, en un mundo de fantasía repleto de héroes mitológicos y poderosos dioses.

    Los jugadores podrán liderar a la civilización Egipcia, Griega o Nórdicos, crearán ejércitos increíbles, explorarán nuevas fronteras y avanzarán por tres edades distintas que ofrecen nuevas unidades habilidades y poderes divinos, que usarán para derrotar a todos sus enemigos.

    Características del producto:

    - 3 civilizaciones entre las que elegir: Lidera las armadas griega, egipcia o nórdica en una batalla épica por la supremacía.

    - 3 campañas en el modo 1 jugador: Los jugadores sitiarán la antigua ciudad de Troya, lucharán entre las pirámides gipcias o exploraránlas nevadas montañas del Norte.

    - Poderes divinos: Eligiendo un dios especifico para adorar y satisfacer, los jugadores podrán acceder a sus poderes y explorar otros modos de juego y otras estrategias.

    - Gran experiencia multijugador: Soporta batallas de hasta 4 jugadores vía conexión local o a través de Wi-Fi , y ofrece más mapas en los que jugar, reglas personalizables y un nuevo modo escaramuza que permite a los jugadores crear sus propios ejércitos con los que empezar..

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

www.thq.com (Publisher's website; French):
    La référence absolue des jeux de stratégie au tour par tout assiège votre Nintendo DS ! Incarnez les plus grands héros de la mythologie et livrez une guerre épique contre des dieux en colère et des seigneurs de guerre sans pitié. Inspiré de la célèbre série sur PC, Age Of Empires revient exclusivement sur DS avec en prime un mode multijoueur inédit.

    • 3 civilisations mythiques à incarner : Grecs, Egyptiens, et Barbares
    • 3 campagnes solo exclusives : Assiégez la toute puissante Troie, combattez au pied des pyramides d’Egypte, et explorez rudes montagnes enneigées du Nord….
    • Pouvoirs divins et créatures mythiques seront vos bottes secrètes pour anéantir vos opposants !
    • 2 Mode multi-joueurs inédits :Défiez vos amis dans des parties endiablées en Wifi, ou jouez jusqu'à 4 en réseau local avec une seule cartouche.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

www.thq.com (Publisher's website; Italian):
    Ispirato alla famosa serie per PC e basato sul motore dell’apprezzato Age of Empires: Age of Kings, Age of Empires: Mythologies è il titolo di strategia definitivo su console portatile grazie ad un ispirato design, un raffinato gameplay, un’eccezionale modalità multiplayer e un’estesa rigiocabilità.
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    Age of Empires: Mythologies per Nintendo DS è un nuovo, avvincente titolo di strategia a turni che sfida il giocatore a delineare il destino di tre diverse culture in un mondo dall’ambientazione fantasy ricco di potenti eroi, mostri leggendari e dei iracondi.

    Il giocatore guiderà alla vittoria eroi egiziani, greci e norvegesi muovendo grandi armate, intraprendendo guerre, esplorando nuove frontiere e avanzando attraverso tre ere distinte con nuove fantastiche unità, nuove abilità e poteri divini quali tempeste di fulmini, terremoti e piaghe devastanti che il giocatore può invocare per abbattere i propri avversari.

    Caratteristiche:

    • Tre diverse Civiltà: Comanda le armate greche, egiziane e norvegesi in una battaglia epica per la supremazia.
    • Tre diverse campagne Single-Player: Il giocatore dovrà assediare l’antica città di Troia, combattere all’ombra delle piramidi egiziane ed esplorare le montagne coperte di neve del remoto Nord.
    • Poteri Divini: Scegliendo un Dio da venerare e soddisfare, il giocatore potrà scegliere poteri specifici e differenti varietà di strategie di gioco.
    • Ampia Esperienza Multiplayer: Battaglie fino a 4 giocatori via locale o tramite Nintendo Wi-Fi. Molte nuove mappe, regole personalizzabili e la nuova modalità Skirmish permette ai giocatori di costruire le proprie armate da zero.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

www.thq.com/de (Publisher's website; German):
    Age of Empires: Mythologies legt Ihnen das Schicksal von drei verschiedenen Zivilisationen in die Hand! Das Strategiespiel basiert auf der ungeheuer populären "Age of Empires"-Serie und wurde extra für den Nintendo DS komplett neu entwickelt.

    Lenken Sie die Geschicke und Armeen der Ägypter, Griechen oder Nordmänner. Sie treffen die Entscheidung, ob Sie Ihre Ressourcen lieber in den Ausbau Ihrer Zivilisation oder zur Eroberung fremder Gebiete investieren. Ein komplett neues Kampfsystem ermöglicht es Ihnen mächtige Helden oder legendäre Monster zu führen und sogar die Kräfte der Götter zu beschwören, um die Schlachten zu Ihren Gunsten zu entscheiden!

    Die Steuerung von Age of Empires: Mythologies lässt sich schnell erlernen - aber die Spieltiefe und der Umfang dieses Strategie-Hits werden Sie lange an den DS fesseln!

    Features:

    • kommandieren Sie die Ägypter, Griechen oder Nordmänner!
    • individuell einstellbare Regeln!
    • neuer Skirmish-Modus!
    • für den Zweispielermodus wird nur ein Spielmodul benötigt!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110189) on Jun 10, 2010.

www.thq-games.com:
    Inspired by the hit PC title and built on the game engine behind the critically acclaimed Age of Empires: Age of Kings, Age of Empires: Mythologies is the ultimate portable tactical strategy game.

    Age of Empires: Mythologies challenges you to shape the destiny of three unique cultures in a fantasy world filled with mighty heroes, legendary monsters, and powerful gods. Lead Egyptian, Greek, and Norse heroes to victory by raising massive armies, waging war, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through three distinct ages.

    • Three Unique Playable Civilizations: Command Greek, Egyptian, and Norse armies in an epic struggle for supremacy.

    • Three Unique Single-Player Campaigns: Players will besiege the ancient city of Troy, battle amongst the pyramids of Egypt, and explore the snow covered mountains of the North.

    • Divine Powers: By choosing specific gods to worship and satisfy, players can tailor their powers and explore a variety of strategies and play styles.

    • Single Cart Game Sharing: A specialized subset of the multiplayer maps in AOE3 can be played with other DS owners even if they don't have a copy of the game.

    • Expanded Multiplayer Experience: Supports four player battles and offers more maps, customizable rules, and a new Skirmish Mode lets players build their own custom starting armies.

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Jan 09, 2009.