Norwegian online game firm Funcom introduced it has absolutely acquired the rights to Conan the Barbarian in addition to different properties like Mutant 12 months Zero and Solomon Kane. A brand new, unannounced sport that mixes a lot of Robert E. Howard’s characters is now within the works because of this new acquisition.
In a press launch, Funcom introduced it has acquired Cupboard Group for an undisclosed sum, and with it, a number of iconic characters most notably Conan. Cupboard’s total portfolio will probably be absorbed into Funcom’s subsidiary Heroic Signatures and Cupboard CEO Fredrik Malmberg will grow to be the brand new president of the Heroic Signatures.
As a part of the announcement, Funcom disclosed that it’s “presently overseeing the event of an unannounced sport which is able to mix lots of the characters within the Robert E. Howard universe.”
Howard is a pulp fiction author whose most well-known characters embody Conan the Barbarian and the demon-slayer Solomon Kane. Whereas the sport isn’t particularly a Conan the Barbarian sport, no matter this mission is will seemingly embody him as a personality.
Funcom’s acquisition of Conan and different Cupboard properties won’t have an effect on any initiatives presently in growth, together with the Conan collection at Netflix. Nor will it impression the continued Conan comedian e book from Marvel.
As an alternative, the builders of a number of Conan video games together with Age of Conan and Conan Exiles will absolutely personal the character going ahead.
Though Conan was made well-known on movie due to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the final time we noticed Conan on display was in a 2011 reboot starring Jason Mamoa. Fortunately for us, Mamoa went on to play one other fantasy hero in DC’s Aquaman.
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