Conan Unconquered screenshot of a village under heavy siege

A while ago Funcom announced that they are working on multiple Conan the Barbarian games. The first of these games was the survival-focused Conan Exiles, and as you might imagine from its namesake, it involves a whole bunch of constantly-angry barbarians running around and hitting each other over the head with giant swords. So the question is, how do you make the next Conan game stand out while still keeping to the series' themes?

Well, according to Funcom and Petroglyph, the answer is to bring Conan the Barbarian into the strategy genre as a game remarkably similar to They Are Billions. In other words, the newly announced Conan Unconquered is all about building up your stronghold, mustering a giant army, and then standing proud as waves after waves of bloodthirsty barbarians and monsters crash harmlessly against you.

In order to succeed you will need to expand and take control of resources, recruit legendary heroes and ensure they survive to lead your armies throughout the entire conflict, as well as fight against disasters such as fires and disease that might spring up after a particularly bloody battle. And if all else fails, you could always build a temple and dedicate your stronghold to Mithra, thus giving you the ability to summon a massive avatar that will devastate everything before it!

Conan Unconquered screenshot of a well fortified settlement

A happy settlement is a well-fortified settlement

It's a fairly simple concept, but if Petroglyph can managed to follow in They Are Billions' footsteps, it is a concept that can be used to create a rather wonderful strategy game. What the end result will actually be, I'm afraid we'll have to wait for a little while in order to find out as Conan Unconquered will be coming in the second quarter of 2019 for PC.

To learn more about it, as well as follow its development moving forward, you should head on over to Steam. And while there is no gameplay trailer showing what Conan Unconquered will be like, the recently posted cinematic video should at least give you an idea of the sort of atmosphere the developers are going for. Enjoy!