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Explore Rise of the Godslayer via live broadcast demonstration

Posted by: Chad at 4/27/2010 10:57 AM
Funcom has teamed up with Xfire to present a live gameplay demonstration of Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer.  The demo will be streamed directly onto Xfire.com this Thursday (4/29) at 3:00 PM EST.  What can you expect if you tune in on Thursday?

New content and gameplay will be shown and presented by the developers themselves.  Expect lots of talk about the expansion in general, but also juicy details about what's happening on-screen.  There will even be a live question and answer session at the end.

This seems like a fantastic idea to me.  If the developers don't want to spend the time and resources to create a demo, why not do something like this?  


'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer' live broadcast demonstration on Xfire
- Funcom developers to present Age of Conan expansion live on Xfire this week -

Durham, USA - April 27th, 2010 - Funcom and Xfire are proud to announce a unique live gameplay demonstration of 'Rise of the Godslayer' - the upcoming expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. The demo is set to air live on Thursday April 29th at 12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT / 9:00PM CET. The live demo will be streamed directly onto the Xfire.com website and will include never-before-seen content and gameplay played and presented by the developers and designers themselves.

"'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer' is now very close to launch and we are very excited to share our view of the expansion with the world through Xfire," says Game Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison who will be hosting the live demonstration together with other expansion leads. "We are very happy to be working with Xfire, the last time we presented our game with them we reached thousands of viewers and the feedback from the community was great. We look forward to showing off more of the new gameplay and locations found in 'Rise of the Godslayer this Thursday'."

The live session will be streamed live to Xfire.com where it will be freely available for everyone to access. During the live session, the developers will talk about the expansion in general as well as describing what is happening on-screen as the developers fight their way through the world. There will also be a live question and answer session immediately following the content broadcast.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to have the Funcom team back on Xfire," says Matt Gilman, VP of Marketing at Xfire. "The Xfire Live Broadcast is a unique medium for publishers to show off their new games and Funcom has helped lead the way in bringing this new type of promotion to the masses."

'Rise of the Godslayer' is the first expansion to 'Age of Conan' and will launch on May 11th, 2010. The expansion introduces the player to the lands of Khitai with several new world regions filled with new dungeons, quests and rewards. 'Rise of the Godslayer' will also introduce new gameplay such as alternate advancement, factions and even new mounts that plays an integral part of the storyline. You can pre-order the expansion on www.ageofconan.com.

Launching in May 2008 'Age of Conan' quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In the weeks after launch 'Age of Conan' simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. 'Age of Conan' is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch Korea. The game has received multiple upgrades since launch, adding new playfields, multiple gameplay changes and several fixes.

ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com, www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.

ABOUT XFIRE - Xfire, Inc. is one of the fastest growing online gaming platforms and communities in the world, helping gamers easily connect, chat, and play with their friends online. Xfire is a free service that allows gamers to communicate through IM and voice chat, capture video and screenshots, broadcast live video, surf the web while gaming and track their gaming statistics. With nearly 16 million members in over 100 countries, Xfire is an international community connecting gamers across the globe. Xfire is a wholly owned subsidiary of MTV Networks and is based in Menlo Park, CA.