Conan swinging on Xbox 360, PS3

Action adventure game to crush enemies, see them driven before it, hear the lamentations of their women.

Robert E. Howard's fantasy creation Conan wears many hats (Barbarian, Destroyer, Adventurer) and sometimes even a crown (King), so it's not entirely surprising that his digital counterpart should appear in many forms. While the Cimmerean already has the massively multiplayer online role-playing genre covered with Funcom's upcoming Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures for the PC and Xbox 360, he's simultaneously looking to conquer action adventures as well.

THQ today detailed its plans for the brawny barbarian with a new game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Simply called Conan, the game will be developed by Nihilistic Software, the studio behind Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects and Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption. The publisher is promising "epic brutality" and "visceral combat" in the game, with multiple weapons, fighting styles, and interactive environments.

Conan is expected to debut in early 2008. It will be the first game in a multiyear licensing deal with Paradox Entertainment AB, which owns the rights to Conan and other Howard-penned characters.

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blake111001
blake111001

Mmmmmm... tasty. I love God of War rip-offs.....

blake111001
blake111001

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axia_777
axia_777

AvIdGaMeR444 so do I. But if they follow the content of the books and NOT the movies the content of the game will be much richer in quality.

johnboylil
johnboylil

Yeah who gives a crap about stuff we can't even play, let it come out then we can decide if it's better on McConsole or BK-Konsole.

xdr789
xdr789

If this game is coming out in 2008 WHY are we caring about it now?

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

axia_777....I hope this game is good. THQ is very hit and miss though.

bloodyrooster
bloodyrooster

The retarded and limited version of Funcoms Age of Conan. Did you think about this THQ?

axia_777
axia_777

-------------AvIdGaMeR444 This game will suck just like 95% of games based on movies---------------- Man, when will you guys get it that the movies are pretty much cr@p in comparison to the BOOKS. Read? You know, words? The source material for Conan is from many many books. The books kick ass and the game will most likely be based off of the BOOKS, not the MOVIE.

badman11226
badman11226

THQ is kinda going down hill most of their games kinda suck. So i wont be suprise if this game sucks. But i will be shock if it gets a 8

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

This game will suck just like 95% of games based on movies

necrophilissimo
necrophilissimo

In case of Xbox and PS2 it was "developed for one and downgraded to other", but not anymore. Both PS3 and 360 have advantages and disadvantages, most notably 360's faster GPU and more videomemory versus PS3's powerhouse CPU. In other words they're even systems as far as hardware's concerned.

gs_gear
gs_gear

dmastor: '' and for the record i think fight night for the ps3 looks like a cartoon '' So how does the 360 version look like? Do you think it looks better?

dmastor
dmastor

PC GAMERS ARE CRAZY I play a little on the pc but won''t put to much money in my hobby that do me no good. and for the record i think fight night for the ps3 looks like a cartoon

gs_gear
gs_gear

robboh: '' So the games will be designed around the 360 hardware then downgraded a little for PS3 (NBA Street Homecourt is an example) '' Dude you should have given Fight Night Round 3 as an example. lol

Icekxg
Icekxg

graphics of game look like crap...it looks like God of War on the PS2

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

LMAO ...So consoles(Ps3---360) have just as good of graphics as a PC?,funny stuff too bad it's not true. Pc's will always win the graphics contest hands down-im using a 8800 nvidia at 1920x1200 on a apple wide screen ..theres not a single console game in existence that can look that good ,even the older Pc games look better than the new console games at that res. I dont wanna hear about the pixelated 50 inch hd tv u have either-because it only makes crappy graphics look bigger.

axia_777
axia_777

robboh you are so deluded. Downgraded for the PS3? Downgraded? ROFL!!! That is funny. The Xenos is hardly "better" than the RSX. In all reality they are about the same in terms of raw power. And the whole Unified Shader thing has hardly been proven to be a better way of processing graphics. It is simpler and more flexible, but is that always better? No, it it not. And the reason that most games are on 360 right now is because it came out a year ago. If PS3 has come out at the same time there would be no advantage at all. In the end the Cell processor will be the edge that PS3 will have in term of processing graphics. It hands the 360 processor it's own ass in a brown paper bag. And crappy ports of Multiplatform games from EA and such are hardly good comparisons of power between the two systems. When game like halo 3 and KillZone 2 come out then we can really get down and talk shop on what REALLY looks better in terms of system power.

robboh
robboh

And most devs have chosen the 360 as their primary development platform anyway. So the games will be designed around the 360 hardware then downgraded a little for PS3 (NBA Street Homecourt is an example), similar to in the last generation when the games were made around the PS2 hardware then slightly improved for Xbox.

robboh
robboh

The Xenos is better than the RSX. Then Xenos has unified shaders like the nvidia 8800s and the upcoming ATI R600. The RSX is based on nvidia 7800 from 2005

axia_777
axia_777

--------- jmford_1: The PS3 only has 256 mb of ram-------- Uh yah. Get your facts straight, really. PS3 has 512 MB of RAM. 256 XDR server class for the main system memory and 256 GDDR3 RAM for the video memory. The RSX can at will access the 256 megs of XDR RAM if need be, but the 256 of GDDR3 RAM is dedicated for the RSX. The info is available here on Gamespot's tech section. ---------------V4LENT1NE Please have Arnie's voice in it!------------------------- Uh, why? Forget Arnold, he is not Conan. Conan is more then Arnold.

dmastor
dmastor

wow is this is an mmo that i don't have to pay for because i have xbox live great if not it's a rip off i hope it have a liitle of shadow of rome in it on-line that be fun

SiriusXXX74
SiriusXXX74

About freaking time!!! The first Conan game I waited for was for the PS2; it was developed for the PS2 by TDK. All Conan fans got royally screwed since it only got a European release! Age of Conan, well, I haven't seen anything about an Xbox 360 release; but, I can only hope that it will be released here in North America and perhaps they'll even be generous to us Apple users this time. Hopefully, they'll give this new Conan title a worldwide release and they'll take into account and take advantage of the full potential of the PS3 and Xbox 360.

LordReithgar
LordReithgar

earlthecannibal Thanks to the crappy console versions we have to wait another 6 months to play this game, so they can dumb the game down to run on a console with only 512 mb of ram(360 and ps3) no keyboard/mouse support bottom line get ready for a weak Pc version with less than average graphics and stupid controls...im passing --- Oh yes it's such an investment... paying over 3000$ on a high end computer... and see all the BEST video games coming out for consoles hahaha. It would cost you so much less if you wouldn't invest your whole fortune on a PC that hardly has a game library comparable to just the Xbox. I suppose you didn,t had any idea that it was possible to plus a keyboard and a mouse on the Ps2 and Xbox and that it is still possible with the X-360 and Ps3? Also these console boosts graphics just as good as the best pc right now. They doN,t need 4 gig of rams because a console is less complex and doesn,t have an os that eats all your rams straight from the startup.

Agulf
Agulf

Oh now I get it, this Isn't the MMO. /em slap self

matttrd
matttrd

Just make a damn action RPG with the license.

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

this looks cool. but i heard about it first in Game Informer like 2 or 3 weeks ago so this is kind of old news

V4LENT1NE
V4LENT1NE

Please have Arnie's voice in it!

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Mkeegs79 "This is the first MMO that has me interested." Lol, no, this is not that Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures MMO that you were talking about. This instead is an action game aptly called "Conan" in the form of the God of War's combat style.

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption had some good points in the reviews, but it was buggy. Dunno if it was patched later. But the recent Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects with EA was absolutely crap as stated in the reviews! So how can we trust this developer? Mmm, they might be with THQ, but still... At least if this game is good then God of War has got a direct competitor in Conan! Lol.

jmford_1
jmford_1

earlthecannibal Thanks to the crappy console versions we have to wait another 6 months to play this game, so they can dumb the game down to run on a console with only 512 mb of ram(360 and ps3) no keyboard/mouse support bottom line get ready for a weak Pc version with less than average graphics and stupid controls...im passing ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The PS3 only has 256 mb of ram, the 360 has 512. Also, you haven't even played the game yet, so save your judgment. Just because there is no keyboard/mouse, doesn't mean it will suck.

StumpyTrash
StumpyTrash

earlthecannibal Thanks to the crappy console versions we have to wait another 6 months to play this game, so they can dumb the game down to run on a console with only 512 mb of ram(360 and ps3) no keyboard/mouse support bottom line get ready for a weak Pc version with less than average graphics and stupid controls...im passing -------- Nothing like spending that extra money to build a PC that can run the games you want to play and then waiting 6 months after the console release to play them. :P

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Conan rocks. I loved the films and even read the books back in the 90's

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

This is the first MMO that has me interested.

KORAK33
KORAK33

The stories, by R.E.H.,were great...I hope the console versions are true to the form...Most pc games are so weak, they are boring...This is ,NOT, meant to stir up anybody...It is how, my experience, has been.URN OUT!

axia_777
axia_777

Now this is a Conan game I can get into!! I am not interested in the Conan MMO AT ALL! Why? Because if it is Conan game at all I want to BE CONAN. Not some schlep twerp Twinkie that Conan would eat for breakfast whilst drinking in the morning. And that is what EVERY person in the world is to Conan. He has killed anyone who talked enough cr@p to piss him of, which is not that much. So, in short I really hope this game lives up to Conan Legend and I am not talking abut the MOVIES. Any and ALL Conan fans who think the movies are great should go and read the books that inspired them by Robert E. Howard. Read the books and you will know that the movies are weak sauce and not very faithful to the TRUE Conan mythos. CONAN FTW!!!!!! BTW, you all should know that they are about to "Reset" the Conan movies by starting it over. The director(can't remember his name right now) wants to go back to the original books. Can you say a super hard rated R Conan? OH YEA!!!!!!!!

__King_Laharl__
__King_Laharl__

Buy the NEWEST Gameinformer and the have a 4 page exploration of it GI FTW!

Ackad
Ackad

I cant wait, but whats the story about lol

thekey
thekey

Unless I hear more about it, I'm going to stay out of this loop.

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

the PS2 conan couldn't be more bad, i don't think tha tpeople who did games so terrible as Marvel Nemesis, will get it right either.

0dazubeN
0dazubeN

*yawn* wow gamespot you really are bad at spreading the news quickly...I have known this for about a month now...

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Hope this is as good as Oblivion. :)

Agulf
Agulf

Wonder if it will support voice chatting and cross-plantform compability.

Lobezno_D
Lobezno_D

I'll be looking forward to this, always loved the Conan stories.

spelledarn
spelledarn

Shame. It would be nice if the MMO went to the PS3 as well.