Funcom takes the violent world of Conan and makes it cute?
Conan Chop Chop key art

Funcom announced that Conan Chop Chop is actually a real game. It first appeared as something everyone thought was an April Fools' Day joke, but no, it's quite real. Conan Chop Chop is a cute looking new entry in the brutal and violent Conan the Barbarian game franchise. It's currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. It will be released on September 3, 2019.

The game's developer, Mighty Kingdom, are billing Conan Chop Chop as "the most realistic stick figure game ever to feature Conan the Barbarian." You know what? I think that might be 100% accurate.

Conan Chop Chop supports up to 4 players with couch co-op. You and some friends will take on the evil wizard Xaltotun in action that may invoke memories of Castle Crashers.

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“Keeping this a secret has been a hardship,” admits Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “The feedback we got from fans when we released the April Fools’ Day trailer was amazing and remarkably unanimous, and so I have been itching to give them the good news ever since.”

“But don’t be fooled by the game’s humoristic and quirky looks. There is a lot of hard work being put into this, and the game should thrill roguelike fans and hack & slash fans alike,” says Casais.

The game will support up to 4 players couch co-op and is set in Hyboria, the world created by fantasy author Robert E. Howard more than 80 years ago.

You will be tasked with thwarting the plans of the evil wizard Thoth-Amon, who plans to resurrect the even eviler wizard 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! 

Key features:
1-4 players: Conan Chop Chop supports couch co-op.

Diverse cast to suit your playstyle: Play as Conan, Pallantides, Valeria or Bêlit, all known heroes in the Conan universe.

Diverse word: Explore the desert of Koth, the enchanted Darkwood, the burning slopes of Hyperborea and the icy world of Vanaheim, each with their own deadly dungeon.

Lots of loot: Use everything from a broom to a bastard sword to hack your foes to bits.

Astonishing combos: CCC will feature not only the ability to swing left and right, you will also learn even flashier fighting moves as you progress.

Ruthless bosses: Now is finally your chance to go up against a giant gorilla in a cape! But beware killer boss moves, such as Lava Reflux, Tail Whip and Loogie Glob.

Infinite replayability: Randomly generated maps, tons of weapons and abilities ensure that every game will be a whole new experience. The game is superdeadly, but you will get to unlock new weapons for your next playthrough.