|Age of Conan to get adventures based on upcoming Conan film|
|Posted: 24.05.2011 11:29 by Simon Priest||Comments: 4|
Funcom's Age of Conan MMO has been involved in the making of the new 'Conan the Barbarian' feature film, a reboot, as the two have shared assets.
A new adventure pack 'The Savage Coast of Turan' will be added to the game which lets fans visit Conan's old ally Artus from the movie, which debuts August.
"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 Fredrik Malmberg. We now get details on what the two shared.
"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."
A new huge area is added to the game world and players will be assisting Conan's old ally Artus, as they help him "unravel the conspiracy and plots surrounding the city of Ardashir in Turan." There are completely new encounters, dungeons, raids, gear and monsters.
"We're excited to see the movie and the game combined in this brand new content," says Age of Conan executive producer, Craig Morrison. The movie's events are set 20 years prior to the timeline of the MMO where Conan is now crowned King.
"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."
'Conan the Barbarian' is due for theatrical release this August - excited?