Funcom released today the ‘domination’ trailer revealing how players must engage in savage war and brutal combat to dominate the Exiled Lands. Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian that is coming to Early Access on PC on January 31st.
It’s worth noting that Conan Exiles can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player.
Joel Bylos, Creative Director at Funcom, said:
“Take control of a towering god and drive your enemies before you as you crush their homes and conquer their land. That is the epitome of player vs. player conflict in Conan Exiles. We are giving players a huge, detailed open world where they can go out build a village, a city, or a vast empire in their name. If you are on a PvP multiplayer server, just remember there is always someone willing to take that from you!”
Combat is a key aspect of Conan Exiles and players will engage in brutal battles using anything from swords to warhammers and longbows. According to the press release, a violent fatality system ensures that they can slice each other in half or even see their own head rolling away from them in what is a savage and bloody combat system true to the spirit of the world’s most famous barbarian.
Players will also have to build cities and fortresses to claim land, and they must go out and capture thralls to help them defend their settlements or create special weapons and armor.
Players must also build altars to their god and bring them sacrifices to appease them. If they earn the blessings of their god, players will ultimately get to summon and take direct control of huge, towering avatars of the gods that can roam the world and crush both bodies and buildings under their weight. There will be several countermeasures against avatars and players can also choose to run and play on servers without avatars if they want to.