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THQ Announces plans for global release of ConanŽ on Next-Gen gaming systems.

Legendary Character From Robert E. Howard Original Stories Takes On New Challenge in Epic Action Adventure.

YARSTHQ Inc. today announced plans to bring the renowned ConanŽ brand to the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATIONŽ3 computer entertainment system. Conan marks the first product in THQ’s multi-year licensing agreement to develop interactive games based on the popular character brought to life in Robert E. Howard’s original stories. The Conan video game is expected to make its next generation debut in early 2008.

The Conan video game joins a robust lineup of licensed products for the Conan brand, which is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first published story. In addition to the video game, Conan is also recognized for its brand extensions with popular action figures, motion pictures, collectible trading cards and more than 800 comic books.

?The strength and diversity of the Conan brand lends itself extremely well to the interactive format,? said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president, worldwide studios, THQ. ?Through intense combat, familiar environments and next generation visuals, we believe Conan fans and action adventure enthusiasts alike are certain to embrace this future addition to the Conan universe.?

?The Conan brand has captured the hearts of dedicated fans for 75 years,? said Fredrik Malmberg, President and CEO, Paradox Entertainment. ?We have enjoyed tremendous success with our brand extensions and look forward to working with THQ to bring this upcoming chapter of Conan’s ambitious journey to a video game format.?

Developed by Nihilistic Software, Conan is an action adventure video game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat. Players will follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian as he fights a vicious battle against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the Hyborian world. Playing as Conan, players will take advantage of a deep and gratifying combat system that offers a variety of deadly weapons, fighting styles and interactive environments to battle hordes of enemies. In addition, the Conan video game will harness next generation hardware to deliver a cinematic game play experience, complete with special effects, lighting and a powerful, epic soundtrack, to capture the essence of the Conan universe.

More information about the Conan video game can be found at

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