Announced as an April Fool’s joke earlier this year, roguelike-loving hack and slashers should be happy to learn that Conan Chop Chop is indeed a real game!
The story is classic Conan:
The treacherous wizard Thoth-Amon has devised a plan to resurrect the ancient evil that is Xaltotun. If he succeeds, he will condemn the world to an eternity of darkness and enslavement. Only you can stop him, but in order to do so you must use all your cunning. All your guile. You must summon all your courage and swordsmanship. You must … Chop Chop!
Conan Chop Chop is the most epic and realistic stick figure game ever to be set in the world of Conan the Barbarian, thus there will be an excessive amount of gore and flying limbs. Be warned that this may in turn lead to uncontrollable outbursts of joy and/or profanities, usually depending on which end of the sword you are on.
Conan Chop Chop looks like great fun, supporting (up to) four player couch co-op. You get to play as Conan himself, obviously, but also Pallantides, Valeria, or Bêlit, all known heroes in the Conan universe. Your chopping will take you to the desert of Koth, the enchanted Darkwood, the burning slopes of Hyperborea and the icy world of Vanaheim. Expect tons of loot and dangerous dungeons.
Speaking of which, Conan Chop Chop is a roguelike, which means that the maps are randomly generated. This makes every game a new experience, and you’ll have plenty, because Conan Chop Chop is described as superdeadly.
Conan Chop Chop is out on September 3rd, for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. We’ll have more on this game in the near future.