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Hither Comes Conan

THQ and Paradox Entertainment are delivering Robert E. Howard's classic barbarian from the books to the consoles. All of them.
Author: Kyle Sutton
Published: November 10, 2005
He was conceived in the 1930's by the likes of Robert E. Howard. He has been featured in nearly 12 million books since his creation. He is sullen, brawn and pretty damn intimidating, if we do say so ourselves. He is Conan the Barbarian, and with the help of THQ and Paradox Entertainment and a worldwide, multi-year licensing agreement, he'll be making his way onto current and next generation consoles and handhelds in the near future.

"THQ's proven success with high-profile licensed properties will ensure Conan games deliver an interactive experience worthy of a truly legendary character," promises Fredrik Malmberg, Head of Licensing & Creative Affairs at Paradox Entertainment. "Developing next-gen console games is a huge commitment and we're happy to be working with one of the strongest companies in the video game industry."

"Combining the epic adventures and stunning environments found throughout the Conan Universe with next-gen video game technology will add a whole new chapter to Conan's rich history," adds Germaine Gioia, vice president of licensing, THQ. "The agreement delivers a strong addition to our world class video game portfolio and will provide Conan's huge fan base and gamers worldwide with hours of thrilling entertainment."

The possibilities... good lord, the possibilities! Our knowledge of the Conan-based games quite frankly rest in those for now, but as details slip, we'll bring 'em.