Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseFeb 3, 2015
Platform(s)Windows; Xbox One (2015); PS4 (2016); macOS (2016); Nintendo Switch (2019)
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; platformer; hero-based
SettingAncient Greece and a mythological storyworld (Olympus, Hades)
Notable charactersBZeus, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Helios, Daphne, Demeter, Persephone, Poseidon, Ares, Thetis


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Additional keywords

myth, gods, black figure, pottery, vase painting

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