New shots: Age of Conan ventures into the desert

Complete with a big snake and everything

It's time - again - to take a look at Funcom's MMO Age of Conan in these here new screenshots of a desert-sand persuasion. And, oh my, that's a big snake you've got there luv.

If you've been trailing Age of Conan like a workaholic bloodhound, then you'll know it's set for release on May 20. It's one of a handful of high-profile MMOs due this year, with the likes of EA Mythic's Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning readying its blade for an autumn onslaught - we reckon Blizzard's WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will release around the same time.

Once Age of Conan on PC's out the door, we should start hearing about the Xbox 360 version of the MMO from Funcom. The developer's also working on another MMO, The Secret World, but it's not giving too much away on that yet. However, you can read an interview about it here.