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Dark Horse and Funcom creates unique 'Age of Conan' comic

- Exciting new Conan adventure leading into the storyline of 'Age of Conan' –

Durham, USA - June 2, 2006 - Funcom announces the creation of a unique comic book specifically designed to tie-in with the storyline of 'Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures', the highly anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO). The comic is created by the award-winning Dark Horse Comics team, and Conan luminaries like Cary Nord, Scott Allie, Gaute Godager, Tim Truman and Tone Rodriguez are creatively involved. The unique comic book will premiere at the Comic-Con convention this summer, and will be printed in 400.000 copies.

"Everyone at Funcom is in awe of the tremendous quality of the Conan comic books, and we were thrilled we could work with Dark Horse on a comic tying into our game," said Gaute Godager, co-founder of Funcom and Game Director on 'Age of Conan'. "I feel certain the comic will deliver a brutal and entertaining experience, and I hope this will mark the start of additional co-developed projects in the years to come."

"All of us at Dark Horse are truly excited to see one of our favorite properties brought to life in the video game world." said Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics. "We are very impressed with what Funcom has done with the Conan license, and we have worked closely with them on this project to ensure consistency in story and art direction. The end result will take the character in new and exciting directions beyond the pages of the comic itself."

Age of Conan is a Showcase Game for Windows Vista, and earned the E3 2006 award as the Best MMO Game of Show from the world-leading gaming websites IGN, Gamespot, Gamespy and Yahoo Games.

More information, screenshots, forums, newsletter sign-up and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com. At the community portal you will also find a teaser from the comic as well as a comic competition where you can win beta spots!

ABOUT AGE OF CONAN - HYBORIAN ADVENTURES - In 'Conan' the players will encounter a 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 DARK HORSE COMICS - Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, and comics legend Will Eisner, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and The Incredibles. Today Dark Horse Comics is the third largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material. 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

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