Lake Forest, CA - April 16, 2010 - CompuExpert, a principal distributor of PC and console video games, and Funcom, a leading global developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online games, announced the upcoming release of a combined retail package containing both 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' and the expansion 'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer'. The agreement covers all North American territories.
'Rise of the Godslayer', the first expansion to the critically acclaimed, best-selling 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. Set in the Far East empire of Khitai, players are introduced to several new world regions filled with new dungeons, quests, and rewards. 'Rise of the Godslayer' will also introduce new gameplay features, such as an alternate advancement system and new mounts that are an integral part of the storyline. Players can also advance through the storyline by joining different factions in the game, each offering up different and unique rewards. With its new content and features, this complete set will capture the interest of experienced adventurers and newcomers to the world of Conan a like.
In addition to the expansion pack, the retail box also includes the award-winning full version of 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', complete with the numerous updates that have been added to the game since launch, such as new gameplay features, entirely new lands to explore and more. Thanks to these updates, online gaming website MMORPG.com awarded 'Age of Conan' with the 'Most Improved MMO of 2009' award earlier this year. Also included is the tamed puma, an exclusive in-game pet that is not available through any other channels. Retail customers will also receive an exclusive starter package containing several in-game items that will help them on their adventures through Hyboria.
"We are very excited to work with Funcom on distributing the new retail version of Age of Conan," says AmmarAdra, President of CompuExpert. "This retail offering is truly unique in scope and will offer gamers an excellent deal, be it new comers or experienced players. We are certain that players will enjoy this retail version to the fullest and we are proud to offer such an extraordinary MMO to the American market."
"We are very pleased to be working with CompuExpert on bringing this unique retail offering to the North American markets," says Morten Larssen, Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "'Rise of the Godslayer' is an excellent expansion to an already great MMO, and combining the expansion with the very latest version of the original game makes for a great retail release of 'Age of Conan'."
About Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures
Launched in May of 2008, "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In the weeks after launch, "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from the gaming press across the globe. "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea.
Visit www.riseofthegodslayer.com for more information about the expansion and the main game.
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