According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paradox Entertainment has acquired the rights to the library of author Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Paradox has owned Howard's Conan since 2002 and the new deal, a year in the making, gathers the rest of Howard's writings under one company.

The library includes female sword-wielder Red Sonja, the Atlantis king Kull the Conqueror, 17th century adventurer Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Morn, a Celtic king who fought the Roman legions. Paradox plans to license the properties to other companies.