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�Age of Conan� a showcase game for Windows Vista

Durham, USA � May 9, 2006 � Funcom announces the signing of a development and marketing agreement with Microsoft. Under the terms of the agreement, Funcom will work to optimize the forthcoming Online Action RPG �Age of Conan � Hyborian Adventures� for the Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft will showcase �Age of Conan� as a title that takes full advantage of new gaming functionality in Windows Vista.

As gaming on the PC takes a great leap forward in accessibility and quality, Funcom is preparing �Age of Conan� to be a showcase title in a modern generation of Windows games. With stunning graphics and amazing new technology �Age of Conan� is set to bring Massively Multiplayer Online gaming into a new era, and Windows Vista truly reveals the full potential of the title.

�Age of Conan� is scheduled for a Windows release in Q4 2006. The game earned the Gamespot award as "Best MMO" of E3 2005, as well as being runner-up as the "Most Innovative Game of Show". It recently earned the MMORPG.com award as their "Most anticipated MMO of 2006", and was listed as one of the top ten games for 2006 in PC Gamer US, as well as being among the most anticipated games of 2006 in numerous other publications.

More information, screenshots, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website http://www.ageofconan.com

�Age of Conan � Hyborian Adventures� is also playable on Windows XP. This agreement is not a publishing agreement.

For further information on the Microsoft E3 press conference and the Windows Vista title lineup please visit the following links:

Announcements from the Microsoft E3 press conference

Microsoft Announces Spectacular Windows Vista Title Lineup http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/may06/05-09G4WE3LineupPR.mspx

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ABOUT AGE OF CONAN � HYBORIAN ADVENTURES - In �Conan� the players will encounter a dark, lush, brutal and sinful universe, presented in fantastic graphics and stunning 7.1 surround audio. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia. But Conan�s rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards the doom of ancient evils. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurks around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan�s reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard�s dark universe it�s now time for you to become a messenger of death.

ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent successes include �The Longest Journey�, �Anarchy Online� and �Dreamfall: The Longest Journey�. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com , http://www.dreamfall.com or http://www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls all rights to Conan, associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by acclaimed authors and artists for decades. Conan is considered to be the world�s best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International, visit http://www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit http://www.paradox-entertainment.com.

Posted by Directory of Games on May 10.

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