Age of Conan Gets Ready for Launch

April 16, 2008

Age of Conan Gets Ready for Launch

Pre-order programs now available in all
Western territories – Get three day head-start in Hyboria

Funcom and Eidos announce that Age of Conan
pre-order programs are now fully available in all major territories, including
USA, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Oceania and the Nordic countries. Conan fans
and MMO gamers are already raving about the incredible pre-order items,
including the War Mammoth and Killer Rhino, and today Funcom ups the ante and
confirms that everyone who pre-orders may access Hyboria several days prior to
the retail launch.*

Ever since Funcom and Eidos started the first
pre-orders in early 2008, the program has received great feedback. The
exceptional Age of Conan Collector’s Edition has topped the charts in numerous
online retail chains for weeks, including being #1 on several all-format lists.
The most eager fans are therefore urged to order their copy of the Collector’s
Edition immediately as it only comes in one print-run.

Funcom now also confirms an early access program
which will give customers a chance of a head-start in Age of Conan. Funcom
reveals that American, European and Oceanic players may enter Age of Conan as
early as the 17th of May. Mere weeks away, early adopters can now live, fight
and explore in Hyboria, as well as getting an essential head-start before the
hordes invade.

“We are very pleased with the reception Age of
Conan has had in retail and we naturally hope that the early interest and our
early access programs will materialize in an eventual success,” said Morten
Larssen, VP Sales and Marketing of Funcom. “The positive indications are
naturally an honor, but they also bring a great responsibility. As we prepare
the roll-out, we know our servers will be put to the test. We therefore hope
potential players will aid us by signaling their interest as soon as possible so
we can scale our servers and services accordingly.”

Age of Conan launches on the 20th of May and is
consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games in development.
It has received more than twenty-five magazine covers and more than fifteen
major awards, including numerous "Best MMO of E3" awards and the "Best Online
Game of Show" award at GC 2007. Age of Conan is a key title in Microsoft’s Games
for Windows line-up, as well as a showcase title for nVidia.

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* The early access program is only available with
certain retailers. A participant list can be found on the official Age of Conan
websites. The early access is entirely voluntary, and opens up on the 17th of
May for Oceanic and North American gamers, and on the 20th of May for European
gamers. Pre-loading of the client will commence in advance. You need to pay a
nominal 5 USD / EUR fee to take advantage of the offer, which includes client
download and 10 days of subscription. When the early access offer expires you
must enter the physical retail box gamekey to continue playing.