You may know Conan the Barbarian from the film of the same name, released in 1982 and the prior stories it was based on. Now though Conan is coming to Xbox Game Preview with a game set in brutal lands, where you must survive in an open world by any means necessary.

After originally hitting the PC world via Early Access, Conan Exiles has now rocked up on Xbox One – at least in Game Preview form. Available to purchase for £30.79, you’ll find yourself crafting tools, making shelter and creating weapons from harvested resources, as well as mixing up meals and drinks to keep you in top shape.

You see, not only will you have Mother Nature to triumph over, but the harsh lands of Conan will have a whole manner of monsters that are out for your blood. But you won’t be on your own in defeating your enemies, as you can turn NPCs into archers, crafters, entertainers and more, doing so by exposing them to the fun found in the ‘Wheel of Pain’.

If the idea of fighting off terrifying monsters, while also attempting not to freeze or burn to death appeals to you, then you should be paying the huge open world a visit. You will also be able to play Conan Exiles with your mates, inviting your friends to help you traverse the diverse world you find yourself in.

Conan Exiles will throw you in at the deep end with nothing but your bare hands to start with, but stick at it, exploring forests, deserts, dungeons, mountains and more environments, summoning giant, godly avatars and scavenging for resources to create weapons and structures, and you may just see your very own army begin to form – an army that is able to wage war against the brutal foes that litter the world!

With Conan Exiles currently available as an Xbox Game Preview title for £30.79, you could do worse than visit the Xbox Games Store, get a download in and pay the wonderful world a visit, even if you just give the free trial a go. Just remember, in Game Preview form the game is still seen as a work in progress. You may see issues, you may find bugs, but at least you’ll be safe in the knowledge that every problem you find can be picked up and eradicated by the development team.

Game Description:

This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian! Survive in a hostile world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in both single and multiplayer! Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to your enemy’s cities in epic scenes of destruction. Features: • EXPLORE A VAST WORLD: Explore a giant world, from the burning desert in the south, to the snow-capped mountains in the north. Discover ancient cultures, ruins, and dungeons! • SURVIVE: Stay warm, cool yourself down, drink and eat, weather scouring sandstorms, save your mind from being corrupted and going insane, and battle vicious monsters to stay alive! • BUILD: Harvest resources to craft tools and weapons, then build everything from a small home to entire cities. Build walls, traps, and deck out your creations with a wide variety of different furniture, crafting stations, NPC guards, and more. • DOMINATE: Wage war against your enemies, use siege weapons and explosives and see their walls crumble to dust, then unleash your savage fury in violent and brutal combat! • BUILD AN ARMY OF THRALLS: Capture NPCs and use the Wheel of Pain to break their will. Turn them into archers, crafters, entertainers, and more. • BECOME A GOD: Sacrifice your enemies on the altar of your god then summon and take control of their huge, towering avatar. Crush enemies and entire buildings under your avatar’s feet! • PLAY TOGETHER OR ALONE: Play alone locally or fight for survival and dominance in persistent multiplayer on public servers. You can also host your own server and invite others to join you. ALSO INCLUDES THE NEW EXPANSION UPDATE: THE FROZEN NORTH! Far to the north, a vast new land has been discovered. A cold and rugged landscape where snow-capped mountains and dark, haunted forests stretch as far as the eye can see. • A HUGE, NEW LAND: Climb towering mountains, explore deep forests, fight your way through massive new dungeons, and discover new people, cultures, and settlements. • WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE: Rain, snow, and the burning sun takes its toll. Make sure you dress for the weather to stay cool or warm. • NEW BUILDINGS AND RESOURCES: Harvest new resources such as star metal, black ice, and more. Build new homes and entire cities with all new building pieces and furniture. • NEW RELIGION AND AVATAR: Dedicate your work and worship to Ymir, the Lord of Storm and War. Summon his avatar and use his giant battle-axe to crush your enemies! • BREWING AND COOKING: These two new crafting systems lets you brew different drinks and cook up a variety of juicy meals. You can even trap fish and practice beekeeping! • BETTER THAN EVER: The expansion update brings with it a host of improvements such as better combat, better artificial intelligence on human enemies, and more. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at www.conanexiles.com.

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