“Everyone at Funcom is in awe of the tremendous quality of the Conan comic books, and we were thrilled we could work with Dark Horse on a comic tying into our game,” said Gaute Godager, co-founder of Funcom and Game Director on ‘Age of Conan’. “I feel certain the comic will deliver a brutal and entertaining experience, and I hope this will mark the start of additional co-developed projects in the years to come.”
"All of us at Dark Horse are truly excited to see one of our favorite properties brought to life in the video game world." said Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics. “We are very impressed with what Funcom has done with the Conan license, and we have worked closely with them on this project to ensure consistency in story and art direction. The end result will take the character in new and exciting directions beyond the pages of the comic itself."
Age of Conan is a Showcase Game for Windows Vista, and earned the E3 2006 award as the Best MMO Game of Show from the world-leading gaming websites IGN, Gamespot, Gamespy and Yahoo Games.
More information, screenshots, forums, newsletter sign-up and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com. At the community portal you will also find a teaser from the comic as well as a comic competition where you can win beta spots!
In ‘Conan’ the players will encounter a lush, brutal and sinful universe, presented in fantastic graphics and stunning 7.1 surround audio. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia. But Conan’s rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards the doom of ancient evils. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurks around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan’s reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard’s dark universe it’s now time for you to become a messenger of death.
The unique comic book will premiere at the Comic-Con convention this summer, and will be printed in 400.000 copies.
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