As 2016 winds down, it’s time to look back on a happier time…like the Hyborian Age of Robert E. Howard‘s Conan the Barbarian. Who among us hasn’t longed for a world of monsters and magic? And who hasn’t missed the giant serpent gods and the massive stone statues that come to life? Starting next year, you’ll be able to revisit that era in a new Conan game from Funcom.
Earlier this past week, Funcom unveiled the new trailer for Conan Exiles, an upcoming first-person, open-world adventure game. However, it doesn’t appear that we’ll get to play as Conan himself. Instead, the game places you in the role of an outcast who can rise from nothing to become a conqueror while traveling the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncovering their darkest secrets. For example, you have the option of sacrificing your enemies to your gods for power, or you can use the Wheel of Pain to break enemies to your will as you create an empire of your own.
But that’s just the world-building stuff. If you’ve come for the swordplay and the action, you’ll have plenty of chances to get your barbarian on. It also appears that the game has a single-player campaign as well as a multiplayer experience.
PC gamers will get an early access preview to Conan Exiles on January 31, 2017. The Xbox One preview will drop in spring 2017, but the final release date has not yet been announced.
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