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Release date: 4 September 2024

Enter the age of gods, heroes, and monsters! Age of Mythology: Retold is a real-time strategy game where myths and humans collide. 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.

Age of Mythology: Retold is an upcoming game that serves as the Definitive Edition of Age of Mythology, with significant changes. It was revealed on October 25, 2022 and will be released on September 4, 2024.[1][2] The game will be available via Steam on Windows, on Xbox, and on the Xbox Game Pass of both platforms.

Pre-release information[]

The game will be made using Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition's version of the Bang Engine. All units and animations will be completely redone (with Gaia as an obvious example). Its soundtrack will be a new fully symphonic version, it will be given lot of tweaks and modernisations, and will contain more options for players. It will feature and improve all the playable content up to and including the Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon expansion.[3]

On January 31, 2024, it was announced that a sneak peak will be shown in the "New Year, New Age" livestream scheduled on February 23, 2024, where a few myth units will be unveiled.[4]

On February 23, 2024, the "New Year, New Age" livestream showcased the Medusa, Pegasus, and Cerberus, and announced a release date of 2024. The Steam page and all showcased content and released text omit any mention of the Chinese civilization, as well as lack portrayal of any units (such as Bogsveigir or Khopesh Swordsman) or any other content added in the Extended Edition.

On June 10, 2024, it was confirmed that the Chinese would be added in the first expansion to the game[5], due for release in 2024.[6] The second expansion, due for release in 2025, was described simply as an additional new pantheon.

On July 9, 2024, a closed beta was announced for only those customers who have pre-purchased the Premium Edition of the game on Steam. The closed beta was declared to start at 17:00 UTC on Friday, July 12th and to last until 6:59 UTC on Sunday, July 14th.[7]


Main article: Changelog (Retold)


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  • Auto-economy feature added through the addition of several systems, such as Villager Priority.
    • Resource drop site foundation can be selected from a resource's command panel, and when placed, a nearby idle Villager will be automatically tasked to it.
  • Population limit is increased beyond 300.
  • Addition of ray tracing.
  • Hotkey buttons are displayed on icons in the command panel.
  • Crush armor, reload time, and attack multipliers are displayed next to the other unit/building attributes in the information panel.
  • The Scenario Editor has a text filter option to find objects faster.
  • Unique visuals for all upgraded myth units.
  • The game notifies the player when approaching the population space capacity.

Arena of the Gods[]

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

New Gods Pack[]

New Gods Pack available with Premium Edition and Premium Upgrade. New Gods Pack is a timed exclusive; may be available with future offers.

New Gods Pack currently contains Freyr, the Norse god of prosperity and fertility.[5]

Legacy Deity Portrait Pack[]

A nostalgic journey back to the origins of gaming greatness. Relive the glory days of gaming with this special pack, which offers players the option to use iconic deity portraits from the classic game that captivated audiences worldwide.


  • Giza
  • Elysium




Age of Empires
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ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of EmpiresRomeIcon The Rise of Rome
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AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires IIAoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors
Aoe2 hb HD Edition: AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten · AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms · AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas
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Aom original icon Age of MythologyAoM The Titans icon The Titans
AoM Extended icon Extended Edition: AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon
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Age of Empires Online Age of Empires Online · Age of Empires Castle Siege logo Age of Empires: Castle Siege
HandheldAoe2DSicon Age of Empires: The Age of Kings · AoMDSicon Age of Empires: Mythologies
MobileAge of Empires II Mobile (Deluxe) · Age of Empires III Mobile · Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Mobile · Age of Empires - World Domination logo Age of Empires: World Domination · AoE Mobile new icon Age of Empires Mobile
TabletopAge of Empires: Expandable Card Game · Age of Mythology: The Boardgame · Glenn Drover's Empires: The Age of Discovery