Thank God for that. Funcom’s corrected an original post on its official forum saying that the US version of Eidos MMO Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures will allow players to see breasts with nipples. Humanity is saved. The previous post said nipples were going to be hidden in the US version of the game. Funcom community manager Shannon Drake set the record straight below.
“It has come to our attention that the North American edition of the game was submitted (by Eidos) to the ESRB without any server-side censorship:
-breasts with nipples
-not full nudity
The ESRB reviewed our application and gave us a rating of Mature 17+. The full rating with descriptors has not yet been publicly announced but will be
posted on the ESRB web site on 13 February 2008.
Funcom apologizes for this small error (or maybe two small errors.)”
If you’re German, however, you’re still going to be stuck with a censored version of Conan, and will be allowed to see “will have full gore and nudity” but not “decapitation, dismemberment or excessively graphic fatalities”.