Publisher Funcom and developer Mighty Kingdom have delayed four-player action adventure game Conan Chop Chop from its previously planned 2020 release window to early 2021. As this is the game’s fourth delay, the publisher noted that “this time we really mean it.” It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.
“If we had launched this year, there’d be half the number of cute pigs in the game. And you can’t launch a Conan game without that” concludes Funcom’s Chief Creative Officer Joel Bylos. “And besides, the only crunch we want in our Conan game is the crunch of bones beneath our sandalled feet.”
Following a resurgence of cutesy online co-op games, the scope of Conan Chop Chop has increased. The hack ‘n’ slash, which supports both couch co-op and online co-op on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, has been augmented with more random events, new traps, and vicious minibosses roaming the world of Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian. While the previous number of possible item combinations was a measly 14 trillion, it is now too high for the human brain to fathom, guaranteeing infinite replayability in a beautifully designed procedurally generated world.
Conan Chop Chop is developed by Mighty Kingdom and published by Funcom. The hack ‘n’ slash rogue-lite was cheekily announced on April 1st, 2019 and was perceived to be an April Fools’ Day joke. It was then unveiled as a real game during E3, where press and influencers got the first hands-on preview. The game will release on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.