Durham, USA - May 22, 2006 - Funcom is proud
to announce that 'Age of Conan' received multiple E3 awards
as the 'Best Game of Show' in the MMO genre. The game went on
to win awards from the three world leading gaming websites
IGN, Gamespot and Gamespy.
Gamespot awarded the game 'Best Massively Multiplayer Game' of E3 and said "based on what we saw it's the most promising massively multiplayer game in development today". Gamespy awarded the game 'Best MMO' of E3, and stated "every time we see it, it manages to look better and better." IGN handed out two awards for Conan, both as the best overall MMO as well as the best PC MMO, and reasoned "When you talk about the greatest fantasy writers of the 20th century, there's no disputing the two names at the top of the list: J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard We've been waiting for an authentic Conan game for a long time and Funcom's certainly on track to deliver an experience worthy of the license."
"The MMO genre is one of the most competitive in gaming today, and earning an award as the 'Best MMO of E3' from the three major gaming websites is a great achievement for Funcom" said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. "These awards are a testament to the quality of our game. They show that 'Age of Conan' is seen by the world's leading gaming sites as the best MMO currently in development."
More information, screenshots, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com .
'Age of Conan' is a Showcase Game for Windows Vista, and is scheduled for release in Q4 2006.
Links to award pages:
www.gamespot.com/features/6151435/p-13.html (Winner- Best Massively Multiplayer Game)
www.gamespy.com/articles/709/709100p19.html (Winner- Best MMO)
http://games.ign.com/articles/709/709355p2.html (Winner- Best Persistent World Online Game)
http://pc.ign.com/articles/709/709220p2.html (Winner- Best PC Persistent World Online Game)
http://pc.ign.com/articles/709/709220p4.html (Nominee- Best PC Game of show)
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ABOUT AGE OF CONAN - HYBORIAN ADVENTURES - In 'Conan' the players will encounter a dark, lush, brutal and sinful universe, presented in fantastic graphics and stunning 7.1 surround audio. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia. But Conan's rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards the doom of ancient evils. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurks around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan's reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard's dark universe it's now time for you to become a messenger of death.
ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent successes include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com , www.dreamfall.com or www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls all rights to Conan, associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by acclaimed authors and artists for decades. Conan is considered to be the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.