THQ Aquire Conan the Barbarian Rights

THQ has announced that it has signed an agreement with Conan Properties International to produce games featuring Conan the Barbarian for a wide range of platforms, indcluding PC, Consoles and Handhelds for both this generation and next generation. More than 12 million books featuring the character have been sold worldwide, best known for the 1982 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Combining the epic adventures and stunning environments found throughout the Conan Universe with next-gen video game technology will add a whole new chapter to Conan’s rich history. The agreement delivers a strong addition to our world class video game portfolio and will provide Conan’s huge fan base and gamers worldwide with hours of thrilling entertainment.”[/i] said Germaine Gioia, vice president of licensing, THQ.