Durham, USA– May 4th, 2010– Funcom is proud to announce an exclusive pre-launch sneak peek for‘Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer’, the first expansion for the best-selling massively multiplayer online game‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’. In cooperation with IGN.com, Funcom is giving thousands of gamers the opportunity to jump into the final days of the‘Rise of the Godslayer’ beta and experience much of the content and gameplay that will be made available when the long-awaited expansion launches online and as a part of an updated package in retail on May 11th.
Starting today IGN.com will be handing out exclusive keys that will allow anyone to jump onto a special‘Rise of the Godslayer´ beta server and play from Thursday May 6th at 3:00am PDT / 12:00 CET to late Monday evening - the day before launch. Keys are limited and are only available to Fileplanet subscribers. Certain European websites, such as Buffed.de in Germany, will also be distributing a limited number of keys during the next few days. We encourage gamers to keep an eye on the official community sites for the latest news on where to get keys.
“We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish with‘Rise of the Godslayer’, and it feels great finally being able to open up the gates to Khitai and see the masses start exploring this whole new world,” says Game Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison.“I hope that those giving it a try will enjoy their experience as much as we enjoyed creating it for them!”
Considering the countless hours of content introduced in‘Rise of the Godslayer’ and the limited duration of this exclusive sneak peek beta experience, it would simply be impossible for players to experience everything on offer. As such, for this event only, players will be able to talk to a special character in game that will immediately bump the player up to any level they desire so that it will be easier to access more of the expansion content. This gives players a unique opportunity to see spectacular monsters and far-away locations all over Khitai!
Starting this afternoon, keys for this exclusive event can be claimed here on IGN.com.
Launching in May 2008 'Age of Conan' quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In the weeks after launch 'Age of Conan' simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. 'Age of Conan' is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch Korea. The game has received multiple upgrades since launch, adding new playfields, multiple gameplay changes and several fixes.
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. For information about Funcom games visit http://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 - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created 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.