E3 2019: Funcom’s April Fools’ Day game, Conan Chop Chop, was not a joke, and it launches September 3

    
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So you guys remember this past April Fools’ Day, right, when Funcom “announced” its new game called Conan Chop Chop? A game about which I said, “I would play [it] on my phone if it were real”?

Yeah, it’s real. Although it’s not gonna be on my phone.

The MMO developer announced today that it was never meant as an April Fools’ Day joke and is in fact a collab with Aussie studio Mighty Kingdom that represents “the most realistic stick figure game ever to feature Conan the Barbarian.”

“The game will support up to 4 players couch co-op and is set in Hyboria, the world created by fantasy author Robert E. Howard more than 80 years ago. You will be tasked with thwarting the plans of the evil wizard Thoth-Amon, who plans to resurrect the even eviler wizard Xaltotun. If he succeeds, he will condemn the world to an eternity of darkness and enslavement. Only you can stop him, but in order to do so you must use all your cunning. All your guile. You must summon all your courage and swordsmanship. You must… Chop Chop!”

Here was the April Fools’ trailer from April:

And here’s the real deal trailer from today:

The game launches for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on September 3rd.

Source: Press release

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Mewmew

Okay, but this seems fairly obvious that this really was an April Fools’ day joke and that they just decided to turn it into a real game after.

If it was meant as a real game it would have said real platforms it was coming to, not every platform in the multiverse.

Sorry I just find it difficult to believe when they try to say it wasn’t meant as an April Fools’ Day joke and it was always real. It absolutely was a joke, but they decided it would work and had a lot of feedback about “I’d play that if it was real!” so turned it into a real game which they say “Uh yeah it was always a real game huh huh huh”.

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Oleg Chebeneev

When you do april fools joke and dont want a slight effort go to waste

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McGuffn

I like how they repackaged the April Fools joke comments as product endorsements.

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rafael12104

Yup. This is perfect for the Switch. Count me in.

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McGuffn

My guess is if it has 4 player co-op the 2000 player battle royale mode is no more?

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Nick Smith

I will buy this and play with my kids on the couch just so i can say, “CONAN CHOP CHOP” every 30 seconds.

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Bruno Brito

It’s already better than SWL.

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Phubarrh

Oh, to imagine the look on Robert E. Howard’s face…

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Mordyjuice

Conan: “To crush your stickman enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their stickwomen.”

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Schlag Sweetleaf

xanthan?

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Cyclone Jack

You win.

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Shadex De'Marr

Funcom’s gone bye bye… what have you got left Egon?