Age of Conan Collector's Edition Details Revealed at CES 2008

by Cody "Micajah" Bye
by Cody "Micajah" Bye

The world is full of collectors. They come in all shapes and sizes, much like the multitude of products they yearn for. Collectors are meticulous in their efforts to find that one hidden treasure; that piece of the puzzle they needed to complete their collection.

Video gamers, like any other person on this planet, are collectors. We horde things away, storing them in safe locations so that we may one day find that old, sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. in our attic. We are always looking for the "cool new toy" and any video game that's released in the current marketplace will almost assuredly have a special, limited run "Collector's Edition".

Cody is impresssed by the big red box.

The developers and publishers behind the upcoming AAA MMORPG, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures are well aware of this and have answered the call of many in the AoC community to create a specialized Age of Conan Collector's Edition specifically for the hardcore fans of the game and its world. To the delight of the Ten Ton Hammer staff at the conference, AoC's Jørgen Tharaldsen had a complete mock-up of the actual collector's edition box on display for us to view.

As you can see in the photo on the right, the collector's edition is an over-sized, book-style, heavy-duty tome the color of freshly spilled blood. Although it was only a cardboard mock-up, you can tell that the real version of the collector's edition will be a hefty piece of equipment. With a flip-open cover,

When asked about the contents of the collector's edition, Jørgen smiled. "I'm a collector of video games," he said. "The team did an absolutely incredible job on the entire presentation. This is definitely something I'm going to line my shelves with and display prominently in my home." According to Jørgen, the collectors edition will include the following details and contents:
  • Metal Embossed Cover
  • Actual Poem Written by Robert E. Howard
  • 128-page Art Book
  • The Conan Soundtrack
  • Professionally Crafted Leather Map of Hyboria
  • Bonus DVD with Various Footage
  • Five Buddy Keys
  • In-Game Item - "Ring of Asheron" - Gives 2% XP Modifier and 3% Stamina Regeneration
  • In-Game Item - "The Drinking Cape" - Free Drinks for Life!
  • Price: $89.95
With all of those goodies included in the limited edition run, how could you ever pass up the opportunity to pre-order the set? At $89.95, the collector's edition may be a bit pricey for some, but if you're a true fan of Conan you can't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Are you interested in purchasing the Age of Conan Collector's Edition? Is the price reasonable? Let us know on the forums!

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