Durham, USA– September 19th, 2007– Funcom is excited to announce the launch of the French and German community portals for the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online game‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’. This extension of the community initiative means that French and German gamers will now have access to news, information and discussion forums in their own native languages. Funcom representatives are available to aid and work with these new communities and their members.
Both community portals will be updated simultaneously with the English community portal, ensuring that both French and German gamers will always have access to the very latest news and updates surrounding the game. This signals Funcom’s long-term commitment to local activities in the French and German speaking markets, which will also be supported with local‘Age of Conan’ services after launch.
“We are very happy to be extending our growing‘Age of Conan’ community to include web portals for both French and German gamers,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.“These are both tremendously important markets for us and we know that creating solid communities in both countries is pivotal to our success there. This means not only providing information in those languages, but also to support fan sites and discussion forums where gamers can meet to share their thoughts and suggestions on the game.”
Launched simultaneously with the new community portals are also a set of French speaking and German speaking forums that are moderated by local Funcom representatives and trusted community members.
‘Age of Conan’ is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games in development. It has received numerous magazine covers and awards, including 'Best MMO at E3’ awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo.‘Age of Conan’ is a key title in Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, as well as being a showcase DirectX 10 title for nVidia. The game is currently in beta testing and everyone is invited to sign up for beta at the official website: www.ageofconan.com.
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ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL LLC - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, ascreated by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.
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Funcom press contacts:
Jørgen Tharaldsen, Product Director, Funcom
+47 41 33 41 47 (Global press)
Terri Perkins, Product Manager, Funcom
+1 631 998 3210 (US press)
Erling Ellingsen, Product Manager, Funcom
+47 48 86 71 07 (European press)