Australia, February 26, 2007 - THQ today officially announced details of its PS3 and Xbox 360 action title http://ps3.ign.com/objects/885/885363.html. Based on the character from Robert E. Howard's original stories, the first details http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/764/764486p1.html a couple of weeks ago, positioning the title as a cross between God of War and Ninja Gaiden. While we still don't know a great deal more, we do know that the game is due for release in early 2008, and that the title will be but the first release in THQ's multi-year Conan licensing deal.

The game is in development at Nihilistic Software, the studio behind Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. You'd probably also know it as the studio that was initially developing Starcraft: Ghost. In any case, THQ describes Conan as "an action adventure video game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat. Players will follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian as he fights a vicious battle against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the Hyborian world. Playing as Conan, players will take advantage of a deep and gratifying combat system that offers a variety of deadly weapons, fighting styles and interactive environments to battle hordes of enemies."

While this title has nothing to do with the Age of Conan MMO, it certainly seems like the brutal world of Conan is set to undergo a gaming renaissance. Fitting, given that it's the 75th anniversary of the first published Conan story.

Thanks to http://ps3.ign.com/articles/768/768206p1.html for sharing the news with us!