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Conan Unconquered by Petroglyph Games now has a release date

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Conan Unconquered

Conan Unconquered is the upcoming survival real-time strategy (RTS) by Petroglyph Games that is set to be published by Funcom and released on 30 May 2019. So far it looks like it will launch only on PC, with no word about console versions.

Petroglyph Games are a studio made by the remnants of Westwood Studios after the latter was drowned by EA. They were known for their work on Dune and Command & Conquer RTS titles and are even working on C&C remasters, but these don't have any release dates yet.

Conan Unconquered does, however, and it is their next immediate product. According to Funcom and Petroglyph, this will be a survival RTS, akin to They Are Billions. Players will be tasked with defending their city from endless hordes of enemies and will be able to play in co-op if they want some company before their inevitable doom.

The game can already be pre-ordered on Steam or Conan Unconquered official website, which will also provide Steam keys apparently. Conan Unconquered standard edition will cost $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99, meaning it will not be a fully priced AAA title.

Furthermore, the deluxe edition will be $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99. This edition will include the digital game soundtrack and Conan Unconquered eBook. More importantly, it will have two new hero units available for the players - King Conan and Kalanthes.

This literally means players can already pay for power and could potentially mean they will have microtransactions further down the road that will alter the gameplay. Funcom didn't specify any further details about the monetisation plans for Conan Unconquered but the initial signs could put some players off.

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System requirements are not announced yet, so be mindful if you are looking to preorder the game. On top of our usual disclaimer that you should wait for reviews and proper gameplay footage before ordering a product, it may be a good idea to wait for Funcom to spill the beans on both the monetisation model and system requirements.