Funcom recently announced that there will be new content to Age of Conan that will tie together the game and the upcoming movie, Conan the Barbarian. Set 20 years after the movie storyline, the new adventure pack, The Savage Coast of Turan, finds players being sent by Conan, now King of Aquilonia, to aid his old ally Artus. The pack will include, but is not limited to, content from the movie and will allow players to follow even more epic storylines in Conan’s realm.
“We have worked closely with the Funcom creative team since 2003 and carefully crafted a unique look and feel for Conan’s world,” says Conan the Barbarian Producer and Paradox CEO Fredrik Malmberg. “Many of the concepts, locations and designs from the game development were utilized by the film team for consistency, and we are thrilled that many elements of the film, distributed by Lionsgate in the US and UK, will feel familiar to the Age of Conan players.”
Slated for an August 19, 2011 release, Conan the Barbarian will tell the tale of Conan and his adventures across Hyboria. The Savage Coast of Turan will launch players on exciting adventures, as they help Artus unravel the conspiracy surrounding the city of Ardashir in Turan. The pack will add all new encounters, the massive area of Ardashir, new dungeons and raids, as well as armor sets and monsters that you might have already seen in the movie trailer.
“We’re excited to see the movie and the game combined in this brand new content,” says Executive Producer for Age of Conan, Craig Morrison. “Being able to draw upon the characters, storylines, weapons, and monsters from the movie is tremendously exciting, and it will definitely compliment the wealth of content that already exists within the Age of Conan game world.”