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Conan Exiles launches on Xbox on August 16th

We got a brief glimpse of Conan Exiles on Xbox at Microsoft’s E3 press briefing, but it was very brief and we didn’t get to hear from the developer and publisher, Norwegian based Funcom. Now, however we have had confirmation that the open world survival game, which is set in the world of Conan the Barbarian, will be coming to Game Preview on Xbox One on August 16th 2017.

Not only that, but launching on the same day will be a new, free expansion that introduces a huge new land to explore, bringing the game out of the desert and into the cold, frozen highlands in the north.
In Conan Exiles the game encourages the player to Survive, Build and Dominate.

  • Survive – Journey through a vast, seamless world. Explore crumbling ruins and uncover the history of ancient civilisations. Fend off hunger, thirst, and even insanity as you explore dark dungeons filled with monstrous creatures. Escape scouring sandstorms and bloodthirsty cannibals. Gain knowledge to craft new items and build stronger structures. Unleash your savage fury with brutal attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.
  • Build – Harvest anything from rocks and wood to rare minerals and human flesh. Use forges, workbenches, tanneries, and more to craft tools, armor, and powerful weapons. Construct a home, a fortress, or an entire city using the incredibly powerful building system. Build on almost everything, from ancient ruins to towering mountainsides. Craft a wide variety of furniture and decorations to customize your home and settlement.
  • Dominate – Wage war on enemy players, blow up their city walls, and take control of the Exiled Lands. Capture thralls, break them on the Wheel of Pain, and put them to defend your settlement and craft rare items. Build an altar to your god and bring them offerings to earn their blessing and rewards. Summon and take control of towering avatars, and see your enemies driven before you as you crush their homes and their legacy.

More details of the game can be found on the official website – https://conanexiles.com/

It’s all about construction and destruction in Conan Exiles

They say that home is where your heart is, but according to Joel Bylos, Creative Director at Funcom, home is where you keep the hearts of your enemies and because of this you going to need to build something to keep all those lovely trophies safe. So this is where the latest video from Funcom, the developers of Conan Exiles is going to come in useful as it gives us a unique glimpse into the building, the crafting, and the many different ways players can protect their own or destroy their enemies’ settlements.

In the video Joel Bylos and Lead Designer Oscar Lopez Lacalle describe how the flexible build system can allow players to build virtually anywhere, but how it’s not an empty sandbox game and discoveries will be made of ancient civilisations leading to decisions to either to build on top of, around, or in-between the ancient ruins. They also go on to describe that anything made by the players can also be destroyed and help is at hand as players can summon giant avatars of the gods to assist and lay down destruction. It’s not only enemy players you will have to face as you will also need to protect yourself from the environment, monsters and even cannibals.

Conan Exiles Explore

For those of you unfamiliar with the title, Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world’s greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of Conan Exiles, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations, uncovering its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands.

The good news is that if you are a PC player then you will be able to get your hands on the early access version of the game on January 31st. Unfortunately Xbox One players will have to wait till Spring, but it’s going to be worth it as the Funcom development team announced that they are purely focusing on PC and Xbox One for the time being and other named consoles will be considered at a later date.

For more information about Conan Exiles, keep your eyes peeled to the TiX website or check out the official Conan Exiles site.

Conan Exiles’ new gameplay trailer looks a titan

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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.

And breathe.

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.

The Park opening times published

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Back in November 2015, we were teased with the announcement that Funcom’s funfair based horror-survival title; The Park was coming to Xbox One. The game saw a successful Hallowe’en release on PC last year and the developer decided that it would be a perfect fit to release on console. Now, Funcom have finally gotten around to revealing a release date.

This will be Funcom’s first console release since Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, way back in 2006. The Park will release on the 3rd of May worldwide and will serve up it’s chills, ice cold.

Just like other psychological-horror titles, the game is massively popular with online streamers and the PC version generated more than 10 million views on Let’s Play YouTube videos. I’m sure that it will generate as much interest on Twitch through Xbox One.

The Park will see you step into Lorraine’s shoes, a mother, whose son goes missing at the abandoned Atlantic Island Park. Players must explore the dilapidated amusement area and face panic and paranoia as they progress. Unravel Lorraine’s story and the history of the funfair itself.

Focusing entirely on intense storytelling and exploration instead of combat and action, this draws inspiration from other first-person exploration games such as Gone Home, Dear Esther and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. This funfair has a dark and sinister secret. Your task is to search for Lorraine’s son, Callum. Call out for him as you examine clues and listen to Lorraine’s own inner voice as the game progresses.

CEO of Funcom, Rui Casais;

We are thrilled to develop for consoles again. Not only because The Park is a great fit for console gaming, but the process has also given us a lot of experience which we can use for some of our upcoming games, like ‘Conan Exiles’.

The Park is opening it’s gates to Xbox One gamers on the 3rd of May, then. Here’s a reminder from the announcement trailer of what you can expect from the game.

Funcom invites us to The Park

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Psychological horror games are becoming more and more popular. There have been a few releases, like Slender: The Arrival, to games that are coming soon, like Outlast 2.

Funcom had entered the fray at Halloween, on PC with their offering, The Park. It’s been such a success that it’s been announced to be coming to Xbox One in the first quarter of 2016.

Creep round the eerie theme park in a desperate attempt to simply not die.

Funcom’s CEO, Rui Casais;

Encouraged by the positive reactions we have received on the Windows PC version, we are very excited about bringing it to consoles. Exploring a dark, sinister and frankly terrifying location from the comfort of your sofa, with the lights turned off and controller in hand is sure to be a very rewarding experience.

So, step into the shoes of Lorraine, a mother whose son has gone missing at the Atlantic Island Park. Explore the ruins of the funfair and face panic and despair as the story unfolds. Are you ready for The Park?