April 7, 2008

Cimmerian dance moves

Take a peek into Funcom's motion capture studio in this video. It's in Norwegian, but even if you don't understand the language (I don't) it should be pretty self-explanatory - they are doing the motion capture for the in-game Cimmerian dance. Apparently, the dance is a traditional Norwegian one, called "Lausdans" or "Halling". I thought it looks impressive and pretty dangerous, and not only to the performer, but to anyone standing nearby! If the above link doesn't work for you, you can also watch in YouTube, but it's in lower quality:

I'm happy to see that Age of Conan follows the mature game theme and doesn't have any silly dances like some other MMORPGs (you know what I'm talking about). Anyway, according to the Norwegian guys on the official forums who were so nice as to translate everything, Stygians (females, I assume) will be getting a belly dance, while Aquilonians will have some sort of European dance from the Baroque. Nice!

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