Age of Conan content to tie-in with movie

24 May 2011  by   Paul Younger
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Funcom is set to release new content in their Age of Conan MMO that will tie-in with the upcoming Age of Conan movie it has been revealed today.
The new adventure pack content will be set twenty years after the movie timeline and is called he Savage Coast of Turan.  Players will be sent by  Conan, now King of Aquilonia, to aid his old ally Artus and will feature content from the movie.
The new pack for Fuuncom’s MMO will take players on a new adveture as they help Artus unravel the conspiracy and plots surrounding the city of Ardashir in Turan. The pack adds all new encounters, the massive new area of Ardashir, new dungeons and raids as well as new armor sets and monsters that will be featured in the movie.
“We have worked closely with the Funcom creative team since 2003 and carefully crafted a unique look and feel for Conan’s world,” says Conan the Barbarian Producer and Paradox CEO Fredrik Malmberg. “Many of the concepts, locations and designs from the game development were utilized by the film team for consistency, and we are thrilled that many elements of the film, distributed by Lionsgate in the US and UK, will feel familiar to the Age of Conan players.”
 “We’re excited to see the movie and the game combined in this brand new content,” says Executive Producer for Age of Conan, Craig Morrison. “Being able to draw upon the characters, storylines, weapons, and monsters from the movie is tremendously exciting, and it will definitely compliment the wealth of content that already exists within the ‘Age of Conan’ game world.”
The film will be released on 19 August starring Jason Momoa in the lead role, being supported by Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Bob Sapp and Rachel Nichols, with Marcus Nispel directing.

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