The Secret World
The Secret World is a new MMO set in the real world but tied to myths and legends. You get the choose between three main fractions; Dragons, Templars and Illuminati. The CG graphics are insane and totally scream every nightmare you can think of all wrapped up into a horror game. I really have high hopes for this upcoming game. Take a look at the game trailer and you will see all the goodness that Funcom has to offer. They are working hard to make the game full of conspiracies and thought provoking gameplay. The Funcom game development team says that they are working hard to include every monster, myth and legend that goes bump in the night.
From the Press Release
Funcom is thrilled to invite thousands of gamers from all over the world into the bowels of hell itself, in the third Beta Weekend for the company’s highly anticipated modern-day massively multiplayer online game ‘The Secret World’. Starting on June 15th at 9am PDT and ending on June 17th at 11.59pm PDT, gamers will be able to explore a wealth of new content that was not available in the two previous Beta Weekends, including the Dragon and Illuminati starter experiences.
Whereas players in previous Beta Weekends got to sample only the Templar starter experience and the troubled town of Kingsmouth, this weekend the game will be opened up to include the massive region known as The Savage Coast, as well as two epic dungeons: The Polaris and Hell Rising. This represents only a fraction of the content available at launch, but still spans over dozens upon dozens of hours of pure gameplay. The best way to gain access to the Beta Weekend is to pre-order ‘The Secret World’. This grants access to all Beta Weekends leading up to launch. Funcom is also teaming up with major partners all over the world this week, including world-leading hardware manufacturer NVIDIA, to conduct a massive giveaway of keys that will enable play for this weekend only.
The company can also share today that ‘The Secret World’ has now gone GOLD, and that production of physical units have started and that these will soon be rolled out to retail in preparation of launch on July 3rd for PC and Xbox 360. For those who have pre-ordered, Early Access will commence on June 29th as planned.