THQ has signed a multi-year licensing agreement that will allow them to develop videogames based on Conan. If you're confused as to why they'd purchase a seemingly out-of-date license, it seems the franchise is about to be "re-launched." The agreement covers development for all current and next-gen systems as well as PC, wireless and handheld platforms.
"THQ's proven success with high-profile licensed properties will ensure Conan games deliver an interactive experience worthy of a truly legendary character," said Fredrik Malmberg, Head of Licensing & Creative Affairs at Paradox Entertainment. "Developing next-gen console games is a huge commitment and we're happy to be working with one of the strongest companies in the video game industry."
Conan was created in the 1930's by Robert E. Howard, and there have been over 12 million books featuring the character sold worldwide. Conan continues to be a successful comic book licenses and the franchise will soon undergo a major re-launch across all media worldwide.