Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Funcom, a globally leading 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 PAL territories world-wide (except Poland).
‘Rise of the Godslayer’, the first expansion to the critically acclaimed, best-selling ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, introduces the player to the lands of Khitai with 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, factions, and even new mounts that are an integral part of the storyline. With its new content and features, this complete set will capture the interest of experienced adventurers and newcomers to the world of Conan alike.
Besides 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 puma, an exclusive in-game pet that will not be available for purchase online. Players will also get access to an exclusive starter’s package containing several in-game items that will help them on their adventures through Hyboria.
"Funcom’s ‘Anarchy Online’ was the first Deep Silver game we ever published," says Georg Larch, International Marketing Director of Deep Silver. "It’s a great honor for us to be able to continue our cooperation with the expansion of such an extraordinary MMO as ‘Age of Conan’. We’re certain that new and experienced players alike will be able to enjoy countless hours of fantastic adventures with this retail version and the regions included."
“We are very pleased to be working with Deep Silver on bringing this unique ‘Age of Conan’ offering into retail,” says Morten Larssen, Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are proud and excited about ‘Rise of the Godslayer’, and combining the expansion pack with the very latest version of the original game makes for what is undoubtedly the ultimate retail release of ‘Age of Conan’. Not only does this show support for our existing player base, it is also a great opportunity for new players to explore the massive setting and immersive gameplay that is ‘Age of Conan’.”