Funcom has announced Secrets of Dragon’s Spine, a new series of content updates for its free to play MMORPG, Age of Conan: Unchained.
According to the game's website, the first update of the sequence is due "in the next few months", adding a region called The Dragon's Spine including new dungeons, quests and monsters.
The Dragon’s Spine is a desert region located south and west of the ancient city of Pteion, which features precisely one oasis and one man-made structure. You'd expect everything else being sand dunes or twisted rock tunnels, and there's plenty of that, but Funcom notes that "men are not the only beings to have forged a thriving civilization in the desolate desert", promising many secrets to discover.
The new content is aimed at level 80 players and also includes a new raid and PvP area, a new kind of mount, and the usual torrent of equipment. Three dunegons have been named so far - The Coils of Ubah Kan, The Sepulchral of the Wyrm and The Slithering Chaos - and all three are described as similar to those in The Savage Coast of Turan update.
“With the ‘Secrets of Dragon’s Spine’ update we are moving into an incredibly exciting part of Robert E. Howard’s work, and I think both ‘Age of Conan’ players and fans of Howard’s work alike will find a lot to enjoy once they get to explore this new content," said creative director Craig Morrison.
And now: concept art.