Funcom today unveiled the development of Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer, the first expansion for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. The inspiration comes from the original Howard stories, but the developers are avoiding the Japanese style of the Dark Horse Khitai comics, instead focusing more on the cultures of ancient China and Korea.

The official site is already open, featuring artworks, screenshots and a FAQ. Take a look at the story for Rise of the Godslayer below.

Far to the east, beyond the devil-haunted towers of Zamora and the wind-tossed waves of the Vilayet Sea, the Empire of Khitai spirals slowly into chaos. The tendrils of darkness spread through the lands, tainting them. The Hyrkanians, kept at bay for thousands of years by the Great Wall, now spill across the Northern Grasslands in a wave of savage slaughter. The once beautiful lands of Chosain Province burn as power-hungry warlords fight to control every inch of the land.

And behind the scenes, sorcerers play games of power for stakes that would shrivel the soul. The desert of black sand known as Kara Korum seethes with alien creatures, bizarre and twisted forms of life that cry out human voices yet attack with demonic fury. And deep in the vine-choked jungles of Paikang, the heart of the corruption beats to the rhythm of another world.

Now, the slave who became a liberator must walk the dark roads of the empire and rise against the darkness that dwells there.

Let the rise of the Godslayer begin!

AGE OF CONAN: RISE OF THE GODSLAYER MMORPG
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