By Al Giovetti


Funcom Launches new Age of Conan Community Portal

DURHAM, NC – Funcom, a world leading developer and publisher of multi award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online Games, has launched their new community portal website to support their upcoming Online Action RPG Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures.

“Building up a strong community and establishing good relationships with players is a key component of developing a successful massively multiplayer game and this new portal will play a key role in the months ahead,” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom.

“The strong communities around our games are something that we are extremely proud of," said Craig Morrison, Funcom Community Relations Manager. "With the launch of the new community portal players will be able to keep up with and discuss all the latest news, screenshots and videos that are released as development continues. We are really looking forward to showing our ever growing legion of fans some of what they can expect in Age of Conan!”

In ‘Age of 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. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and the threat of combat lurks around every corner, and each man and woman must carve his or her own unique destiny under Conan’s reign.

“Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures” is scheduled for a Windows release in Q4 2006. The game won the Gamespot award as “Best MMO” of E3 2005, as well as being runner-up as the “Most Innovative Game of Show”. It recently won the MMORPG.com award as their “Most anticipated MMO of 2006” and was listed as one of the top games for 2006 in both PC Gamer and CGW

The new community portal can be found at http://community.ageofconan.com .

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 24 released games to date. Recent successes include ‘The Longest Journey’ and ‘Anarchy Online’. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com , http://www.dreamfall.com or http://www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as 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 http://www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit http://www.paradox-entertainment.com.

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