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Age of Conan Exclusive Collectors Edition Officially Revealed

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Funcom and Eidos today revealed that an exceptional Age of Conan Collectors Edition will be available when the highly anticipated MMO launches in March. This unique and limited edition box set features numerous exclusive assets, and promises to be the ultimate Age of Conan version. In addition to the game itself the box comes with an impressive art book, the original soundtrack, a bonus DVD, a faux leather map of Hyboria and additional gamekeys which can be given to MMO friends. The Collectors Edition also comes with priceless in-game items, making it a must-have item for any serious MMO gamer.

To make the edition even more collectible, Eidos and Funcom also reveal that the Collectors edition will only be printed in one batch. If you are not able to secure this limited edition in time, it will become permanently unavailable. As fitting for a Collectors Edition it all comes in a specially designed box with a broad selection of Conan collectibles included.

The pack will retail for $89.95 in North America, and will be available at retail and online stores on March 25, 2008. Retail programs have already been set up with leading US retailers and the box can soon be pre-ordered at gaming outlets. The Collectors Edition will in addition be available in numerous European territories, with more information to follow.

Contents for the North American Collectors Edition will include (contents may vary for European editions):

  --  Ring of Acheronia (Exclusive In-Game Item) -- The Ring of Acheronia is
      an exclusive in-game item which will only ever be available in the
      Collectors Edition. Stemming from the ancient civilization of Acheron,
      the ring offers special XP and stamina enhancements for players,
      making it a powerful companion on the brutal journey through Hyboria.
  --  Hand-Finished Collectors Edition Box -- A true piece of art, the
      metalay-embossed box comes with the royal emblem of King Conan.
      Naturally it comes in a larger-than-life box, with inlay page and
      individually numbered holographic sticker.
  --  Hyborian World Faux Leather Map -- Made with a unique finish and
      designed by celebrated cartographer Clayton Bunce, this 14" x 20" faux
      leather map gives players an authentic overview of the vast Hyborian
  --  Unique Bonus DVD -- The bonus DVD is filled to the brim with visual
      entertainment, and includes trailers, a greeting from the game
      director, behind-the-scenes videos, developer diaries and artwork.
  --  Official Age of Conan Soundtrack -- The official game soundtrack CD
      features a hand-picked selection of the best music from the game.
      Composed by Knut Avenstroup Haugen, the official Age of Conan
      soundtrack delivers an incredible and powerful musical journey.
  --  Age of Conan Art Book -- With hundreds of art pieces hand-picked by
      the Art Director, this 128-page  book delivers a stunning visual
      experience. Featuring never-before-seen pieces, it fully depicts the
      incredible amounts of art which went into the creation of the savage
      world of Hyboria
  --  The Drinking Cape (Bonus In-game Item) -- As fitting for a mature MMO
      game, the Drinking Cape gives you access to free drinks in all the
      taverns of Hyboria. This dream-come-true outfit will never be
      available after the game launches, and with it you can impress friends
      down the road by proving your status as a pioneer player.
  --  Five Free Guest Passes  -- Online games are all about having fun with
      your friends, and only in the Collectors Edition will you get five
      special guest passes to Hyboria. With the guest pass you can invite
      five selected friends, allowing them to play together with you, at no
      cost, for a limited time period.

"We are very proud to present such a striking and distinctive Collectors Edition for the countless Conan and MMO fans," said Robert Lindsey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Eidos Inc. "Those fortunate enough to secure this limited edition pack will find many authentically crafted Conan mementos to treasure for years to come."

"At Funcom we are all gamers, and we know how much gaming fans treasure unique editions," said Morten Larssen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Funcom. "Together with Eidos we have therefore put a substantial amount of work into this Collectors Edition, ensuring that every single piece is of the highest possible quality. This is surely the be-all, end- all edition of Age of Conan, and we hope that our players will cherish what we have created for them."

Age of Conan is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games in development. It has received close to twenty magazine covers and more than fifteen major awards, including numerous "Best MMO of E3" awards and the official "Best Online Game of Show" award at the GC convention 2007. Age of Conan is a key title in Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, as well as a showcase title for nVidia.

Source: PRNewswire

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