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Age of Conan: Unrated – New free-to-play game announced

We have some rather interesting news now for those of you that are familiar with Funcom’s fantasy-themed MMO game Age of Conan, as the Norwegian video game developer has recently announced that it will be offering a new free-to-play game alongside the subscription set-up.

According to a recent article by Fred Dutton over at eurogamer.com, the game — titled Age of Conan: Unrated — is scheduled to arrive sometime this summer. Executive producer Craig Morrison said that the move is intended to capitalize on a potential increase in interest following the upcoming Conan film.

Those who choose the free-to-play Age of Conan: Unrated game will still be able to reach level 80 without having to fork out any money, but they do have to pay for extra items — such as scrolls, new pets, mounts, bags, premium location passes and potions — and expansions.

Existing Age of Conan subscribers will now be called premium members, and will continue to enjoy exactly the same benefits as they currently do. Premium and free-to-play gamers won’t be segregated into separate servers either, and will all be able to play together.

The re-launch will also add 2 new solo story-based dungeons called The Forgotten City and The Breach, which scale to a player’s level between levels 40 and 80. Have you ever played the Age of Conan game before? If not, will you be giving the free-to-play Age of Conan: Unrated a go?

Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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