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Age of Conan Rise of the Godslayer soundtrack on sale with in-game item

Funcom's recent release of the MMO expansion pack Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer is now accompanied by the launch of the expansion pack's soundtrack. The music is composed by Avenstroup Hauge, who handled the duties for the original game, and is performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

The soundtrack is now on sale includes not only the music but free trial versions of the game. There's also a bonus DVD with full 5.1 DTS and AC3 audio versions of the music tracks and MP3 versions as well. It also has an exclusive Age of Conan in-game item, a very appropriate bone flute.

This Week In PC Games: May 10-16

This week a big commercial expansion pack is released for a major fantasy MMO along with a few downloadable game releases. In addition to the games listed below, a new Sword of the Stars collection (with the original game, all the expansion packs and a new scenario) will be released this week along with the Equalizer Pack for Mass Effect 2. And keep in mind that the Mac client for Steam is scheduled to be released on Wednesday.

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer: Funcom releases the first major commercial expansion pack for their fantasy MMO since the original Age of Conan was released nearly two years ago. The expansion adds a new land to the game, the Empire of Khitai, along with new quests, monsters and more. Current subscribers to the game can get the expansion via download. There's also a new retail version of Age of Conan this week containing the original game and the expansion in one package.

Rise of the Godslayer launch trailer heads into the eastern regions

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer, the first expansion for the MMO based in the Conan universe, is scheduled to release on May 11th. This launch trailer provides a good look at the new content players can expect when the doors to the eastern regions open up.

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Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer expansion to launch on May 11

Earlier this month publisher CompuExpert announced they would be the North American publisher for the new Age of Conan retail release which will contain Funcom's original MMO with its new expansion pack Rise of the Godslayer. Today CompuExpert announced that the game will be released in both retail stores and via download on May 11.

As we have reported before the Rise of the Godslayer expansion pack will give Age of Conan players a new land to explore, the Asian-themed land of Khitai, along with a number of new additions and features. The new retail version will also contain some exclusive in-game items designed to help new players.

New retail version of Age of Conan to include upcoming expansion pack

In 2008, Funcom used Eidos as its distributor for the retail version of Age of Conan. Now with the upcoming release of their expansion pack, Rise of the Godslayer, Funcom will release a new retail version of their fantasy MMO that combines both the original game and the expansion pack.

The new retail release will be distributed this time by CompuExpert in North America and will include some exclusive in-game items that will assist new players in their adventures. CompuExpert had previously distributed the WWII flight sim Wings of Prey to stores in the US. While Rise of the Godslayer is expected to be released sometime this year there's no specific date that has been announced.

[Via email press release]

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer video reaches Kara Korum

Age of Conan players generally don't shy away from a little insanity, but they may end up with a more than they bargained for in Kara Korum, one of the new regions to be included in the Rise of the Godslayer expansion. Kara Korum is described as a desolate wasteland, with jagged rocks and terrible windswept areas that "corrupt" those that spend too much time there. However, there's a secret hidden in the giant crater at the center of the territory.

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Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer opens up the gates to the East

The newest trailer for the upcoming Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer expansion takes viewers to the Gateway to Khatai, a road that leads to an isolated region that's secure in the safety behind its great wall and army. However, darkness and evil may still find a way to creep through.

"'Rise of the Godslayer tells the story of an Empire slowly spiraling into chaos, as a consequence of the actions of a young Conan many years ago. After killing the Elephant God in the famous Robert E. Howard story 'The Tower of the Elephant', strange and horrible things have been happening to the Empire of Khitai. As a player you must explore the dark roads of the Empire and walk the path of the Godslayer as you unravel a mature and deep storyline full of brutal conflict and political intrigue.

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Funcom dangles some carrots for old Age of Conan players

Funcom seems to be trying very hard to get old players of its MMO Age of Conan back on their subscriptions. Today the developer announced that old players in good standing can return to play the game for free for two weeks. They are even throwing in double experience points for your character during the free time period

And that's not all. If you actually decide to come back to the game full time you have some special subscription offers. If you do the regular month-to-month plan you get an extra seven days of game time for free. If you sign up for three months you get the seven free days plus a guarantee to be in the beta test for Funcom's next MMO project The Secret World. Signing up for six months gets those items plus a uber cool in-game helmet. Going all out with a year's subscription gets you all of the previous offers plus free access to the game's upcoming expansion Rise of the Godslayer.


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