New Conan games incoming

Licensing house Paradox Entertainment, talent agency DDM planning to enlist developer, publisher to create new titles based on classic fantasy property.

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The last two games based on the Conan fantasy franchise were not blockbusters. THQ's 2007 title Conan, developed by Nihilistic (Zombie Apocalypse), received positive reviews for its God of War-like action adventure gameplay, but it was not a major hit at retail. Meanwhile, Funcom's massively multiplayer role-playing game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures received solid plaudits upon its release in 2008. However, it also proved a commercial disappointment, with developer-publisher Funcom having to lay off 20 percent of its staff due to ongoing financial woes.

Don't act so surprised! There was bound to be another Conan game.
Don't act so surprised! There was bound to be another Conan game.

However, today came news that the Cimmerian warrior will be making another outing into gaming…eventually. This morning, game-talent agency DDM and licensing company Paradox Entertainment announced they are beginning the process of developing a new Conan game. Paradox owns the library of Robert E. Howard, the author of the original Conan stories that first appeared in fantasy magazines in the 1930s. No specific developers or publishers were named in today's announcement, meaning that it will likely be years before any new Conan game arrives at retail.

Besides literary fiction and a variety of games on older systems, the Conan franchise is most famous for inspiring two films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger: Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984). A new Conan film, starring Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa (HBO's upcoming Game of Thrones) is set for release next year. The franchise has also spawned comic book series from Marvel and Dark Horse Comics, as well as several television shows.

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my only issue with the conan game in 07 was not alot of bug testing was done. but they need a conan game that is like god of war. over the top and brutal like conan is the begin with

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I actually liked the Conan game from 07. I didnt care that they copied God of War, I kinda wish more would because its a great model. Now if only they copy the GRAPHICS detail along with game mechanics, then we would be in business. of course if you copy someone elses game you cant expect the same blockbusterness. but I would buy it.

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Awesome! I would cry, but my friend next to me will cry for me. ;)

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i thought they mean conan obrien what a disappointment

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Sounds good. More scantily dressed weapon with better graphics please.

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Age Of Conan developers should be blacklisted. They sold a unfinished product and promised things they NEVER delivered. and on top of that Funcom sold there servers less then a year after release almost like saying "lol sorry guys but this is to much work"

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he's more powerful than anyman es name spreads across the land and sea... conan!

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@Barighm I am thinking you played neither Everquest OR WoW. They are very different.

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*Facepalm*

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@Barighm - The biggest problem that AoC had at launch was that it was completely lacking any form of end content. Even higher level zones were hardly finished, so while it started quite interesting, it soon just went downhill from there on.

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"To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!" - Conan the Barbarian

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The PS3/360 game had a lot of potential. The combat in the beginning was great; it was just unfortunate that they made all of the combos irrelevant in the last third of the game. I think with some polish and a few improvements, something very similar could be very great.

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i liked the last one. ill be renting this 1 too. cant wait:)

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I was told Age of Conan bombed because the developer outright lied about all the features the game would have upon release. Many of those features were never added. Apparently it's now a very good MMO, and it's not another Everquest clone like WoW, but it doesn't matter. You blow that first impression, you're scarred for life.

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"We ride at dawn!"

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Wasn't Conan pc game supposed to come out on consoles? i think it was an MMO. (if i'm wrong than my bad lol)

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damn it, i thought this was about Conan O'Brien

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Conan on PS3/360 is a decent game, but nowhere no GOW. But at least it's Conan's theme, not rip-off Greek theme like some games on iPhone. Glad to hear a new game is coming.

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