It’s been a little while since Funcom revealed anything new about Conan Exiles. Almost six months it turns out. This new open-world survival title is set in the Conan the Barbarian universe. Well, Funcom have today not only revealed a new gameplay trailer for the game, but also a news of the release date.
Conan Exiles will be a wholly open-world survival game, inspired by the Robert E. Howard stories. You will have to fight to survive while building in order to dominate your enemies. This vast, treacherous world will allow for both single and multi-player gaming.
The game promises to be more than just an exercise in foraging for food and water though. You can journey, like Conan, through a vast and seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilisations. Discover the dark history of these lands and it’s buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands for yourself.
Each gamer will start out with nothing but their bare hands in Conan Exiles, ready to forge the legacy of your clan. Create simple tools and weapons and use them to develop your simple camp into a gigantic, imposing fortress, surrounded by an entire city. You could enslave the bandits of the exiled lands and bend them to your will over the Wheel of Pain.
Cover yourself in glory, or the blood of your enemies as you sacrifice their still beating hearts on the blood-caked altars of your chosen deity. This could be your true path to power and glory. As an ultimate act of your domination, summon the avatar of your chosen god and use it to lay waste to your foes as they cower in their homes.
Sound fun? Want to get in on the action? Well, Funcom have revealed that the PC version will enter Early Access at the end of January 2017, but more importantly, in the Spring, Conan Exiles will enter the Xbox One Game Preview program.
Here’s the new trailer, for your enjoyment.