Releasing globally on the 8th of may, the creators “Funcom” have released a new countdown to launch trailer for Conan Exiles, which you can check out below.

About The Game

Conan Exiles The game, is an open-world survival title, set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Here players must survive in a savage world, build their kingdom, and dominate their enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare. You start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything from a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities. Conan Exiles can be experienced in both local single-player and in persistent online multiplayer.

Funcom CEO Rui Casais commented Besides being the first time it’s available on PlayStation 4, the launch of Conan Exiles brings with it a massive expansion of the game world, game-changing new features such as monster invasions known as the purge and an entirely new action-oriented combat system, as well as many other major additions that truly makes this the ultimate vision of Conan Exiles. If you were ever on the fence, or you are just discovering it for the first time, May 8th is the time to join the adventure.”

Taken from the official dev blog: The game is going to have a massive overhaul of interface and upgrades, including the following and more.

A new combat system

The new combat system is very different and a huge improvement on the old one. A specialized team of some of our most veteran designers and animators have spent months working on just this new system and finally, Conan Exiles will have the brutal, tactical and savage combat which a Conan game deserves.

The first thing you might notice is the new visual style. All weapons (swords, daggers, hammers, maces, spears, greatswords etc) are getting their own attacks and animations. The attacks consist of a wide range of lunges, sweeps, jumps, cleaves, slashes and dashes. This makes combat much more fluid and interesting with a host of different attacks to perform.

All weapons have different light and heavy attacks which can be chained one after the other. Every attack in the chain is different, with the finishers often being particularly potent. The different weapons also cause different effects as you keep landing hits in the chain. For example, daggers add bleed, greatswords cripple and hammers sunder. You can combine light and heavy attacks as you see fit without breaking the chain.

With a host of new attacks, effects and weapons the new tactical possibilities of combat have been greatly increased.  Dash in with daggers and add stacks of bleed, before using the unique dagger backflip to escape enemy retaliation. Sweep away groups of enemies with powerful cleaves of your greatsword and cripple their movement so they can’t run away.

Discover New Areas

With launch comes two new areas and the map is being greatly expanded.

Above The Frozen North, you can see a mighty volcano, still quite active with rivers of lava running down its slopes. If you climb into the volcano you find powerful new resources like obsidian plus a strange cult worshipping an ancient power.

There are ruins in the volcano and you find an ominous light emanating from the Well of Skelos. Drop down the well and find yourself in a dangerous dungeon. In it, you can use a roaring forge where obsidian weapons can be created. The dungeon is searing hot and an ancient secret lurks within. Brave the challenges ahead to get your hands on powerful new gear. The volcano and its dungeon have been balanced for max level characters.

Follow the big river east and you will find the swamp. This huge new area offers deep jungles, wet marshes and a sunny coastline filled with pirates. You can build well-protected castles or even entire cities up in the massive trees of the swamp.

There are many new monsters to fight in the swamp and lots of places to explore, from the Pagoda of Boundless Lusts to Jamilia’s Liberty, a massive beached ship which the Black Hand pirates have made their home. There is also the Forgotten City of Xel-ha, the ruins of an ancient Lemurian city being devoured by the encroaching jungle and the Palace of the Witch Queen dungeon. The swamp has been made for characters between level 20 and 40.

Attributes System

The attributes system is also getting an important revamp. For every ten increases in each attribute, you get a unique perk which unlocks a special ability. Ten points in survival allow you to eat uncooked meat without getting sick, fifty points in agility lets you perform a double jump while in the air and forty points in strength make all your heavy attacks do 25% more damage. This new system makes developing your character and choosing the stats you want much more important.

Along with this system comes the introduction of many new armour sets which also increase your attributes. These are armours from the various cultures from the world of Conan the Barbarian, like Stygian, Hyrkanian, Zingaran and Hyperborean. The further you increase each attribute the more expensive it becomes. Getting those extra bonus points from pieces of armour can be just enough to get you that awesome perk.

In addition, you can also make warpaints which add to a chosen attribute. You can only wear one warpaint at a time, but with the combined bonuses of warpaints and armours, you can now make specific builds which allow you to possess the perks you are after.

Altogether there are hundreds of new pieces of gear to choose from, with all new weapon sets, epic armours and tools. There is also a host of new legendary weapons with their own unique bonuses. You can get your hands on most of these through the all-new world boss system, where massive world bosses can be defeated for their legendary loot.

A fan of Conan Exiles? Excited about the launch? Conan Exiles releases globally May 8th, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.