Every year on April 1st, the gaming community gets a trove of comedic fake trailers to get lost in. The April Fools trailer for Conan: Chop Chop showcased epic gameplay rendered in gorgeous “12k 360 Degree VVR” with a barrage of hack and slash glory and 2D gore. It captured exactly what the fans had been asking for in a hardcore Conan game.
When Funcom showcased a witty new joke trailer for their “Greatest Conan Game Yet”, no one would have ever thought it was going to come to fruition.
Funcom and Mighty Kingdom made the official announcement at E3 2019 with a second trailer that the fans would be getting Conan: Chop Chop in September of the same year. Although it was originally intended to spread a few smiles, the gameplay looked like it would be a great couch co-op multiplayer experience for fans of the hack and slash genre.
It looks like Conan: Chop Chop will end up getting pushed into Q1 of 2020 for its official release date on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, PC, and Xbox One platforms. The reason for the major release date delay?
Conan: Chop Chop will be getting full online multiplayer.
That’s right, players will now be able to kick that couch surfing co-op partner out and adventure from afar. Who wants to socialize while slaying hordes of goons anyways? No longer will the fear of a dwindling Mountain Dew stock or fighting for that last package of Doritos hinder your loot attaining skills.
Our hats are officially off for Mighty Kingdom. It seems they are focused on what the players want. Mighty Kingdom’s founder and CEO Philip Mayes stated that the online multiplayer aspect was one of the most requested features for the game after they confirmed its existence.
Conan: Chop Chop looks like it will end up being a hit for Funcom and Mighty Kingdom. I’m glad they are taking the time to make the best 2D game they can make. Hopefully their original promise of 12K 360 Degree VVR is still at the front of the features list. Don’t let us down!