Conan Chop Chop April Fools’ Joke Is Real, Launches September 2019
OK, so what we initially thought was a cute little April Fools’ Day joke from Funcom turns out to be the real deal. Remember that stick figure Conan Chop Chop video? Well, the studio has just revealed at E3 and through a press release that the game is real and will be launching in just a few months! April Fools!
Funcom has been secretly working with Australian developer Mighty Kingdom to create the roguelike hack and slash game which, according to the devs, “[. . .] will be the most realistic stick figure game ever to feature Conan the Barbarian!”
“The game will support up to 4 players couch co-op and is set in Hyboria, the world created by fantasy author Robert E. Howard more than 80 years ago. You will be tasked with thwarting the plans of the evil wizard Thoth-Amon, who plans to resurrect the even eviler wizard Xaltotun. If he succeeds, he will condemn the world to an eternity of darkness and enslavement. Only you can stop him, but in order to do so you must use all your cunning. All your guile. You must summon all your courage and swordsmanship. You must … Chop Chop!”
“Keeping this a secret has been a hardship,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casis. “The feedback we got from fans when we released the April Fools’ Day trailer was amazing and remarkably unanimous, and so I have been itching to give them the good news ever since.”
Conan Chop Chop will launch on September 3, 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Check out the April Fools’ trailer and the announcement trailer below.