With 2020 coming to a close, Funcom and Mighty Kingdom have finally confirmed that Conan Chop Chop will not be releasing this year. It’s been delayed to early 2021 with Funcom chief creative officer Joel Bylos stating that, “If we had launched this year, there’d be half the number of cute pigs in the game. And you can’t launch a Conan game without that.”
Bylos is also seemingly looking to avoid crunching staff to try and push the game out too quickly (as if referencing another title that seemingly suffered that fate). “And besides, the only crunch we want in our Conan game is the crunch of bones beneath our sandaled feet.” This is the fourth delay for the action adventure hack and slash title though, so it remains to be seen if it can stick to its new deadline.
Conan Chop Chop is a hack and slash title where one to four players team up to take down the evil wizard Thoth-Amon. Chopping through hordes of foes, they’ll explore various locations like Koth, Vanaheim, Hyperboria and more. Of course, there’s also loot to earn, from weapons and trinkets to legendary items. Maps are completely randomized and there are different weapons and abilities to try with new ones unlocking for subsequent playthroughs. It’s currently slated to release for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.