Last year we told you a little about Funcom’s Conan the Barbarian open-world survival game, Conan Exiles,and now officially released, we’re bringing you everything you need to know.
Start with nothing but your bare hands to fight for survival in a savage world, by forging a legacy for your clan and dominating your enemies in order to build your kingdom. Collect weapons, hunt and claim treasures in a vast world of opportunities and challenges where your avatar can lay waste to the enemies surrounding them.
In a game that takes players to Robert E. Howard’s fictional Hyboria, a land of monsters and myth brought to life, from burning deserts to snow-capped mountains, with creatures as big as men, you are plucked from obscurity by the titular hero to create your own barbarian. From here, you must fight to stay alive, alone or with friends, by capturing NPCs to build an army, and even sacrificing your enemies to become a god. A far cry from Funcom’s 2008 MMORPG Age of Conan, Conan Exiles introduces a sandbox with which to craft, scavenge and build the tools of your survival.
When playing alone locally (or on a server) you are the administrator, and therefore you have access to a range of in-game tools, which allow you to change the progression speed, spawn monsters and even turn yourself invisible and deactivate avatars.
Available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, you can pre-order Conan Exiles now in a number of different forms:
Standard Digital Edition – Purchase this version and you will receive Conan’s Royal Armour in-game item at the time of launch. The digital version on PC or Xbox One also gives you instant access to the Early Access/Game Preview via Steam.
Retail Day One Edition – Pre-order the physical Retail Day One Edition and you will receive a print map of the Exiled Lands, and Conan’s Atlantean Sword in-game item at the time of launch.
Alternatively, if you are a devoted Conan fan, you can purchase the Limited Collector’s Edition – the ultimate box of Conan Exiles goodies alongside your physical copy of the game, including:
- A 15cm polyresin figurine of Conan himself
- A full-colour custom print comic book
- Three Conan soundtrack CDs
- A full-colour print artbook
- A full-colour print world map
- Six digital Conan comics from Dark Horse
- A Digital pen-and-paper Conan RPG rulebook from Modiphius
- A copy of “The Coming of Conan” eBook
Conan Exiles is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 from May 8th, but you can pre-order now from the official website.