October 27, 2009
Seasonal content, new high-level dungeon and Veteran
Points now available in `Age of Conan’
Update 5.6 "Nights of Lost Souls"
adds new content, rewards and veteran system
Significant discounts now available on longer term subscriptions
Funcom is proud to announce the launch of an all-new
free update for the best-selling massively multiplayer online role-playing game
`Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’. Update 5.6 `Nights of Lost Souls’
introduces new in-game seasonal content, new quests and rewards, a new
high-level dungeon and the highly anticipated Veteran Points system. To
celebrate the launch of the new update, Funcom has also introduced significant
discounts on all longer term subscriptions.
"It being that time of year, we employed a few tricks to provide our
players with some special treats," says Craig Morrison, Game Director and
Executive Producer on `Age of Conan’. "In this update we have added new
seasonal in-game content where players will have to progress through three brand
new quest lines and get to challenge the dark and mysterious ghosts of Hyboria’s
fallen warriors in order to collect the seasonal rewards. We are also very
excited about introducing the Veteran Points system, which allows us to reward
those players who have been sticking with the game for longer periods of time."
The new seasonal content will allow players to acquire appropriately themed loot
such as the Unholy Backscratcher weapon as well as their very own pet demon.
Players will also be able to discover a mysterious new location in Tarantia, a
villa where dark and gruesome events are taking place. Another addition to the
city of Tarantia is the Iron Tower, a high-level dungeon towering over the
rooftops of Tarantia Commons – the city’s slum district. The addition of the new
dungeon, featuring a host of new and exciting encounters and loot rewards,
brings the storyline of Tarantia Commons to its final conclusion. The Tarantia
Commons location was added to `Age of Conan’ in an update earlier this
The highly anticipated Veteran Points system, also introduced in this update,
allows players who have subscribed to `Age of Conan’ for one month or
longer to collect exclusive rewards such as mounts, experience potions,
teleportation abilities, special equipment and more. All players accumulate
Veteran Points over time by staying subscribed, and these points can be used at
special in-game vendors. These points are also awarded retroactively, so current
and previous subscribers already have points to spend.
Players who decide to add more game time to their accounts will find that
Veteran Points are now awarded in advance as well, allowing you to spend the
points for the added months right away. With the new discounts recently
introduced, signing up for longer subscriptions is now more rewarding than ever.
Adding three months game time to your account now yields a 20% discount, six
months game time yields a 30% discount and if you add 12 months to your account
you get a whopping 45% discount.
Launching in May last year `Age of Conan’ quickly became a smash hit in
retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the
most prominent online gaming market in the west, `Age of Conan’ became the third
best-selling PC title of the year only beaten by `Spore’ and `World of
Warcraft’. In the weeks after launch `Age of Conan’ simultaneously
topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from
gaming press across the globe. `Age of Conan’ is now available in
English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is
being prepared for launch in Korea as well. A free 14-day trial is currently