Age of Conan Update 5.6 has been announced by Funcom! The new update will have an all new high-level dungeon and will activate the new veteran reward points system!
Here's more from Craig Morrison on the latest content addition to Age of Conan:
being that time of year, we employed a few tricks to provide our players
with some special treats," says Craig Morrison, Game Director and Executive
Producer on `Age of Conan'. "In this update we have added new seasonal
in-game content where players will have to progress through three brand new
quest lines and get to challenge the dark and mysterious ghosts of Hyboria's
fallen warriors in order to collect the seasonal rewards. We are also very
excited about introducing the Veteran Points system, which allows us to reward
those players who have been sticking with the game for longer periods of time."
The new seasonal content will allow players to acquire appropriately themed loot such as the Unholy Backscratcher weapon as well as their very own pet demon. Players will also be able to discover a mysterious new location in Tarantia, a villa where dark and gruesome events are taking place. Another addition to the city of Tarantia is the Iron Tower, a high-level dungeon towering over the rooftops of Tarantia Commons the city's slum district. The addition of the new dungeon, featuring a host of new and exciting encounters and loot rewards, brings the storyline of Tarantia Commons to its final conclusion. The Tarantia Commons location was added to `Age of Conan' in an update earlier this year.
Launching in May last year `Age of Conan' quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, `Age of Conan' became the third best-selling PC title of the year only beaten by `Spore' and `World of Warcraft'. In the weeks after launch `Age of Conan' simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. `Age of Conan' is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well. A free 14-day trial is currently available on http://www.ageofconan.com.