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Age of Conan to be released in Korea

First Asian version for Funcom's MMO.

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Funcom has announced that Age of Conan is to be released in Korea. It's the first deal to bring the fantasy MMO to the crucial Asian market.

Neowiz Games will publish and operate the game in Korea, and work with Funcom to adapt it for the local market. Neowiz owns a game portal and social network, and runs the likes of FIFA Online and Battlefield for EA, but Age of Conan will be its first "large-scale" MMO.

"We are very excited to introduce the world-class large-scale MMORPG Age of Conan with its popularity and great reputation in the industry," said Neowiz boss Choi Gwan-ho.

"This will be the first large-scale MMORPG for Neowiz Games and both companies will also work tightly together to adapt and implement a fully localised game for Korean users," he added.

"Bringing Age of Conan to Korea is something we have wanted to do for a long time now," said Funcom chief Trond Arne Aas. "This is a very exciting and highly dynamic market, and we know that Korean gamers are amongst the most active online gamers in the world."

Age of Conan launched in the US and Europe back in May to strong sales, but quickly gained a reputation for unfinished content in the later stages, something new game director Craig Morrison has been tasked with correcting.

We'll be examining his recent changes in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you'll find more info, including our recent re-review, at the Age of Conan gamepage.

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