Conan Chop Chop – Still Brewing
What do we know so far?
Who are behind Conan Chop Chop?
Conan Chop Chop is being developed by Mighty Kingdom and published by Funcom. Funcom have already published (and developed) another Conan game, the MMO survival game Conan Exiles. While Mighty Kindgom are no strangers to working with known IP’s having worked on a Disney Doc McStuffins game, Lego friends Heartlake Rush and plenty more.
What kind of game will it be?
Conan Chop Chop will be a 1-4 player action-adventure game with roguelike elements. Set in the Conan the Barbarian universe, you and up to 3 friends will fight enemies in search of loot and power. The gameplay and even to an extent the less realistic art-style make it close in feel to Swords of Ditto but still with that Barbarian flair.
Where will we find it?
The teams at Mighty Kingdom and Funcom are looking for a wide release. The game is set to see release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. So pretty much whatever you play on you’ll be in luck.
When can we get it?
While one of the trailers for the game notes February 25th as the release date. Steam has it listed as Q2 2020. But the official Mighty Kingdom site for the game is even vaguer listing it only as “Coming Soon”. Development may have experienced some setbacks, as is often the case with game releases, especially indie ones but even AAA studios see it sometimes. After all, it’s better to release a polished game a bit late than rush out an unfinished mess. But it seems like a lot of AAA studios don’t agree with that.
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While the character’s designs might look cartoony enough for most kids, you’d be making a mistake in assuming it’s a kid’s game. Much like the webcomic Cyanide and Happiness which shares an uncanny resemblance with artwise. Conan Chop Chop will embody the spirit of Conan the Barbarian and his world, which means tons of murder. Glorious pools of blood and gore, decapitations, limb removal. The kind of stuff that’s probably not the best to show impressionable young children. However, it’s cartoony enough that you could probably get away with the complete disconnect between the game and reality.
The story revolves around a treacherous wizard and his attempt to resurrect an evil god. Fairly standard fare for any fantasy enthusiasts. But again it is based on the Conan universe which is where a lot of those tropes are from.
The game will have procedurally generated maps and rogue-like aspects for increased replayability. Tons of new items, weapons, charms etc. to find and use. Upgraded skills and combos to allow for more murder and all the loot you could want.
What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to collect all that sweet sweet loot.
We here at Sip Read Repeat hope to bring you a full review when we can. Check back later and keep gaming and drinking (coffee).
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