Officials from THQ announced plans to release Nihilistic Software’s upcoming Conan game globally for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in early 2008. The game marks the first product in THQ’s multi-year licensing agreement to develop games based on Robert E. Howard’s original stories, first acquired in November 2005.
The Conan franchise is currently enjoying the 75th anniversary of its first published story. The upcoming game is described as an action adventure “featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat.” Players will follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian and together with a “deep and gratifying” combat system, fight against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the Hyborian world.
“The strength and diversity of the Conan brand lends itself extremely well to the interactive format,” said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president, worldwide studios, THQ. “Through intense combat, familiar environments and next generation visuals, we believe Conan fans and action adventure enthusiasts alike are certain to embrace this future addition to the Conan universe.”
Of course, those players itching for more Conan fun can also look out for Funcom’s Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures, which is in development for the PC and Xbox 360 for release later this year as well.