From the press release:

    As a galley slave you stand on the burning beaches of Tortage. With no memory of your past, a broken ore and tattered clothes you enter a fantastic journey where you will define your destiny. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, Conan the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia; but his rule is on the brink of chaos as his nemesis Thoth-Amon attempts to resurrect the ancient civilization of Acheron.

    Carve your destiny and fight along King Conan, in the first mature MMORPG. Advanced technologies, amazing graphics and stunning 7.1 surround sounds will immerse you in Robert E. Howard’s dark universe where magic and brutal combat lurk around every corner. Be the first to enter the savage world of Conan.

    As a Massively Multiplayer Online PC gamer you will live in Conan’s Universe. Be the first to conquer the fantastic regions of Cimmeria, Aquilonia or Stygia. Be the first to own the Hyborian Ages and prove to the whole Online world you are worthy of Conan…your quest will begin on October 30th.


    The First Mature Rated MMORPG – In the true and barbaric vision of Robert E. Howard, ‘Age of Conan’ promises to bring mature online players something brutal, new and refreshing. Age of Conan is savage, bloody, lethal, chilling, fantastic and mirthful; giving online gamers the chance to crush skulls, conquer the weak and unleash their fury.

    Real Combat System – Fight mounted or on the ground. The new multi-point melee system delivers, for the first time ever, real-time combat. Team up in battle formations and command both Non-Playable-Characters and other players in epic multiplayer battles as well as joining massive sieges.

    True Conan Experience – The first official Conan online Role Playing Game sends you on a brutal journey in the footsteps of the worlds’ greatest fantasy hero. Meet Conan’s friend and foes, battle demons and monsters known from 70 year of Conan history, and step up to the ultimate challenge: befriend the mighty King Conan himself.

    Conan’s World – Enter a gigantic and unique world containing more than 30 distinct regions spread across the three mighty nations of Aquilonia, Cimmeria and Stygia. Explore deep jungles, burning deserts, inhospitable mountains, vast valleys, dark dungeons or gleaming cities, and venture in incredible journeys of exploration.

    Advanced Technologies – Optimized for DirectX 10, Multi-core CPU and featuring Advanced Artificial Intelligence; Age of Conan takes advantage of the Dream World™ MMO Technology, delivering extremely detailed environments and real life physics…you won’t believe you’re playing a game.

    Player vs. Player and Player vs. Environment – Meet the ultimate resistance in human opponents, and crush the skulls of other players in arena fights, drunken brawls and sieges. Charge into the world of Conan, and fight monsters and demons alone or in groups.

    Guild and Solo Gameplay – Form guilds and lay siege to hostile castles. Let the catapults sing their merry song of death as the enemy is brutally crushed to a pulp. Team up with other players in clans or experience an amazing journey deep into the lands of Hyboria, alone.

    Diverse Gameplay – Age of Conan delivers what every fan of MMOs loves: player-made cities, skilled crafts, classes and numerous social opportunities which are all but a few ingredients in this savage mature Role Playing Game.

    Character Customization – Let your imagination run wild with thousands of options. Create your character and shape it up to fit the role and style you want to play.

    Amazing Graphics – Featuring Real Time Dynamic Soft Shadows, Dynamic Weather System, advanced Shaders and an amazing art direction; the graphics will immerse you into a world as never seen before.

    7.1 Surround Sound – Feel the powerful sound effects and epic soundtrack in 7.1 surround sound. Listen to gripping voices and dynamic sounds pulling you into the savage world of Conan.