Following earlier surprising news stating that no nudity whatsoever will be featured in Age of Conan's North American edition, a new post by Funcom's community manager Shannon "Pharamond" Drake claimed that the same version will in fact, include nipples, but not full nudity:
It has come to our attention that the North American edition of the game was submitted (by Eidos) to the ESRB without any server-side censorship:
-breasts with nipples
-not full nudity
The ESRB reviewed our application and gave us a rating of Mature 17+. The full rating with descriptors has not yet been publicly announced but will be posted on the ESRB web site on 13 February 2008.
This announcement came as a relief to many Conan fans, who would like to keep the brutal and seedy theme of Hyboria intact.