Conan Exiles Releases onto PC via Steam Early Access Today, Accompanied by a Launch Trailer

on January 31, 2017 11:29 AM

You ready to to build, drink, and slay? Well, you better be, because open-world survival sandbox game Conan Exiles from developer and publisher Funcom launches today on PC via Steam Early Access.

Available on Steam for $29.99 USD, Conan Exiles is available in 11 different languages, and is Funcom’s first-ever Early Access game. If $29.99 USD is too cheap for you and you want to spend more, you can, via the special edition, which is $59.99 USD. This edition — appropriately titled the Barbarian Edition — comes with the following:

  • Custom Conan Exiles digital comic book
  • Exclusive Conan Exiles t-shirt
  • Six digital Conan the Avenger comic books from Dark Horse Comics
    368 page, full-color, digital Conan Pen & Paper RPG Core Book from the hugely successful Kickstarter by Modiphius
  • “The Coming of Conan” eBook, 496 pages with illustrations and original Conan stories
  • The award-winning soundtracks from Age of Conan and Rise of the Godslayer, plus the brand new Conan Exiles soundtracks
  • In-game items for the Age of Conan MMO including a Savage Rhino mount
  • “The Art of Conan Exiles” digital artbook
  • And more

Conan Exiles

Funcom CEO Rui Casais accompanied the release with the following statement:

“After over twenty-four years in the business and over thirty titles released, we are excited to be launching our very first Early Access game. We are incredibly proud of what the game has to offer from day one, but development on an Early Access game is an ongoing process and we look forward to be working side by side with the community making sure we introduce the content, features, and improvements that realizes the full potential of Conan Exiles. This is the start of a true adventure!”

In case this is your first time hearing about Conan Exiles, here’s an overview from Funcom itself:

You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.

Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your god to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.

Just remember: in this brutal land of vengeful gods, bloodthirsty cannibals, and vicious monsters, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Explore mysterious ruins in search of treasure and knowledge, but beware the risk of your mind being corrupted by the dark forces of the world. Traverse vast sand dunes and seek shelter from scouring sandstorms sweeping across the burning sands. March into war against your enemies and unleash your savage fury in brutal combat. Go in unprepared and it will be your head rolling and limbs flying.

Conan Exiles is not an empty sandbox. It is a world rich in history where you must discover the knowledge and secrets of ancient civilizations as you struggle to build your own.

Conan Exiles is available via Steam Early Access for the PC as of today, and will hit the Xbox One via its Game Preview Program sometime in Spring 2017. The game will also make its way to PS4 at a later date.

Below, you can check out the new launch trailer:

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