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Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Deep Silver (EU), CompuExpert (US)
Developer: Funcom
Release Date: May 11, 2010

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'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer' Retail Bundle Includes Original

by Rainier on April 16, 2010 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT

Inspired by the rich and colorful cultures of eastern Asia, Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer sends you on a voyage through the Empire of Khitai where countless hours of more brutal, sexy and savage adventure awaits, not only introducing a new storyline and a vast new world to explore, but also adding new features such as faction gameplay and an alternate advancement system.

Inspired by the rich and colorful cultures of eastern Asia, `Rise of the Godslayer' will send players on a voyage through the Empire of Khitai where countless hours of more brutal, sexy and savage adventure awaits. `Rise of the Godslayer' not only introduces a whole new storyline and a vast new world to explore, it also adds new features such as faction gameplay and an alternate advancement system.

`Rise of the Godslayer' tells the story of an Empire slowly spiraling into chaos, as a consequence of the actions of a young Conan many years ago. After killing the Elephant God in the famous Robert E. Howard story `The Tower of the Elephant', strange and horrible things have been happening to the Empire of Khitai. As a player you must explore the dark roads of the Empire and walk the path of the Godslayer as you unravel a mature and deep storyline full of brutal conflict and political intrigue.

Payers will discover vast new locations in `Rise of the Godslayer', such as the far-stretching Northern Grasslands, the deceptively serene Chosain Province and the magnificent Pillars of Heaven. Adventurers will find that the new regions are torn apart by conflict between its inhabitants, and you will be able to take part in these conflicts by joining up with many of the warring factions. Faction gameplay plays a large role in `Rise of the Godslayer', presenting the player with choices that earn them both allies and enemies in Khitai. Through questing and adventure players can advance through faction ranks, rewarding them with incredible treasures such as epic new armor and weapons. Players can choose to continue their adventures with existing characters, acquiring new combat abilities and spells through a robust alternate advancement system, or start over again as a Khitan – an all-new culture. No matter what the choice may be, adventurers will find a wealth of new high-level content, but also low-level content in Khitai available immediately after leaving Tortage Island. The expansion also introduces new mounts such as the Tiger, and through adventure players will see them grow from a weak cub into a ferocious fighting companion.

Besides the expansion pack, the retail box also includes the full version of ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, complete with the numerous updates that have been added to the game since launch, such as new gameplay features, entirely new lands to explore and more.

"Funcom's 'Anarchy Online' was the first Deep Silver game we ever published," says Georg Larch, International Marketing Director of Deep Silver. "It's a great honor for us to be able to continue our cooperation with the expansion of such an extraordinary MMO as 'Age of Conan'. We're certain that new and experienced players alike will be able to enjoy countless hours of fantastic adventures with this retail version and the regions included."

"We are very excited to work with Funcom on distributing the new retail version of Age of Conan," says AmmarAdra, President of CompuExpert. "This retail offering is truly unique in scope and will offer gamers an excellent deal, be it new comers or experienced players. We are certain that players will enjoy this retail version to the fullest and we are proud to offer such an extraordinary MMO to the American market."

“We are very pleased to be working with Deep Silver/CompuExpert on bringing this unique ‘Age of Conan’ offering into retail,” says Morten Larssen, Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are proud and excited about ‘Rise of the Godslayer’, and combining the expansion pack with the very latest version of the original game makes for what is undoubtedly the ultimate retail release of ‘Age of Conan’. Not only does this show support for our existing player base, it is also a great opportunity for new players to explore the massive setting and immersive gameplay that is ‘Age of Conan’.”


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