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Conan Chop Chop is a real game

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On April 1st, Funcom announced Conan Chop Chop, a hack-n-slash roguelike starring Conan as cartoon man with sticks for arms and legs. At the PC Gaming Show today, Funcom revealed that the trailer wasn't a joke: Conan Chop Chop is real, and it's coming in September.

Chop Chop is "the most realistic stick figure game ever to feature Conan the Barbarian," says the publisher. It features 4-player co-op—you can play as Conan, Pallantides, Valeria, or Bêli—and the ability to move "left, right, up and down" through the randomly-generated world of Hyboria.

Death is final, but you'll unlock new weapons for future runs as you go, and weapons can range from "a broom to a bastard sword," says the publisher. There'll be moves and combos to learn, NPCs with quests, boss fights on the way to the final boss, the evil wizard Thoth-Amon.

Conan Chop Chop will release on PC and consoles on September 3. Check out the PC Gaming Show trailer above and our backstage interview below.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.