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The Secret World

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Funcom
Developer: Funcom
Release Date: July 3, 2012

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'The Secret World' (ALL) Gets Slightly Delayed, Reveals Beta Schedule

by Rainier on May 25, 2012 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.

For there really is a world within ours, a secret world, where magic exists, monsters roam and ancient forces are fighting for the dominance of earth. It is a world of legendary stories, ageless conflicts and powerful cabals. In this world, even modern cities hide secrets. In this world, players can take part in the greatest conspiracies of our age, and battle the forces of darkness across the world and throughout time.

Funcom announced that, due to market reasons, The Secret Worldship date has been moved by two weeks to July 3rd, with Early Access starting June 29th. The new launch date places The Secret World in a more positive launch window which will benefit the launch of the game.

Funcom also revealed the dates and content of the remaining Beta Weekends!

The third Beta Weekend, titled 'Hell Raised', will begin on June 15th and run until June 17th. In this Beta Weekend players will be able to experience the Illuminati and Dragon starter experiences as well as the Templar experience. Players will also get to leave Kingsmouth and  venture into the massive region known as Savage Coast, where they will soon find that the very gates of hell itself have opened up! This will allow players to experience the epic 'Hell Raised' dungeon where you will have to battle the demons of hell itself!

The fourth and final Beta Weekend will begin on June 22nd and run until June 24th. This event will focus on the player vs. player experience in The Secret World, and players will get to sample both the Eldorado battlefield experience as well as the massive warzone gameplay where over a hundred players clash together in persistent battle. Here the Illuminati, the Templars and the Dragon will get to duke it out and hone their battle skills on each other before the real conflict begins when Early Access opens on June 29th.

Key Features:

  • Enter the real world: Disocver the hidden places of the present-day world. Enter the thriving urban environments of New York, London and Seoul, and enjoy the social bustle of modern life. Then leave the cities behind and plunge into epic adventures that will take you through grand locations across the globe, from Egypt to New England, from ancient past to an apocalyptic future.
  • Be who you want to be: There are no classes or levels. Experience the freedom of complete character customization at every stage: flexible character creation, unrestricted and almost limitless combinations of clothing and accessories, and skills directly shaped by your actions during play. Experience a reactive, fast-paced combat system that allows you to defeat enemies using anything from martial arts to black magic, from legendary armaments to modern firearms.
  • Play how you want to play: The Secret World begins where other MMOs end. Start out as a modern-day hero and fight terrifying monsters - and feel powerful and in control from the moment you begin. Select from open-world missions that are tailored to your play style, whether you want to simply kill monsters, sabotage their lairs, embark on high-stake bounty hunts or investigate the hidden mysteries and dark conspiracies behind the secret societies that rule the world.
  • Enter the secret world: The divide between reality and the supernatural is weakening. What begins as an evening at the local nightclub can become a night of terror now that ancient creatures stalk the streets. Face unspeakable horrors and explore unknown worlds beyond our own, or fight for control of the hollow-earth as you unravel the truth behind the legends and myths of our world.

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