Conan Exiles is coming to consoles on May 8th, and it bringing a host of improvements. A new trailer dropped today, and it gives you a bird’s eye view of the world, it’s peoples, and the enormous avatars who will crush your not so peaceful settlement.
If you are unfamiliar with the premise of the game, let us enlighten you. After being crucified, you are cut down from your cross and sent into the Robert Howard’s harsh and unforgiving world with only your underwear to protect you. Since most underwear does not confer much protection from mythological creatures and harsh climates, you will be exploring and collecting resources in this survival game to build and make better items.
Part of survival entails building a place to keep all your stuff and keep others from stealing it. You can construct many different structures. Building on the side of a mountain is also possible. The important thing is to make sure it’s secure, because other players and giant avatars will come to loot and destroy it.
Gaming is a divisive culture, but I think we can all agree that Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest films ever made. We are not talking about that trash reboot with Jason Momoa, but the classic where a mega-buff, loin cloth wearing Arnold Schwarzenegger faces off against a steely-eyed sorcerer played by the talented and uniquely-voiced James Earl Jones.
Conan Exiles seems to give us a chance to explore a part of that world and carve out our own destiny. You can be a lone explorer facing the dangers with a smile, crafting, and building a place for yourself. You can also choose to work with friends and build an outpost that strikes terror into the hearts of all who see it.
Check out the trailer for a brief overview, and check out the official website here for more info. We will have to wait until May 8th to see if the Riddle of Steel is addressed in the game, but we are working on our official response just in case we see Crom before then.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.
Press Release from Funcom