Conan Demo Hacks Onto XBLM, Hacking Onto PSN Thursday

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THQ has released a playable demo for the upcoming Nihilistic-developed Conan action/adventure game onto the Xbox Live Marketplace today, along with announcing that a PS3 demo is also coming with Thursday’s PSN update. The 484 MB 360 demo offers a short glimpse at the gory blood-spurting, limbing-chopping hack-n-slash action set to be unleashed in full later this month on October 23rd. The game clearly seems to have been inspired by God of War, right down to the red and green orb pick-ups, but it’s certainly not up to that high quality. Depending on how the combat and story flesh out in the final release, though, Conan has a chance to be a fun, stress relieving gorefest. I look forward to seeing how it comes together.

“The 75th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s first published story and the popularity of Conan provide a great backdrop for us to offer consumers a power-packed, action adventure video game this year,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. “The playable demo will give players a chance to step into the world of Conan, sample a variety of deadly attacks and explore an environment recognizable to fans of Howard’s original stories.”

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