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The Secret World news and not-so-secret trailer

Posted by: Nathaniel at 4/3/2012 1:27 PM
The modern-day MMO, The Secret World is full of conspiracy theories, monsters, PvP combat, and more.  If you want an early taste of what The Secret World offers, then all you have to do is pre-order it, because everyone who pre-orders the game is guaranteed access to every single Beta Weekend beginning on May 11.

Pre-ordering The Secret World will also grant players the ability to carry over characters created during a Beta Weekend to every subsequent event, early access to the game (up to four days prior), an exclusive in-game item that gives an experience boost to progression, an exclusive in-game t-shirt featuring a unique monster, one pet (either a Ferocious Wolf, Egyptian Cat, or Loyal Hound) to aid you in combat, and finally, you'll get a head start in character naming.



THE SECRET WORLD NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS, INCLUDES GUARANTEED ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE BETA WEEKENDS STARTING MAY 11
Pre-ordering grants access to every Beta Weekend leading up to launch

Redwood City, California and Durham, North Carolina – April 3, 2012 – Award-winning independent developer and publisher of online games Funcom, and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), are thrilled to announce that the pre-order campaign for the upcoming modern-day massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, The Secret World is now live. Everyone who pre-orders will be guaranteed access to all Beta Weekends beginning May 11, 2012 running most weekends up until the game’s launch on June 19, 2012 on PC. Players can pre-order the game that PC Gamer credits for “taking bold steps to revolutionize the MMO” now at www.thesecretworld.com.

The Secret World puts players into a modern-day world where every myth, legend and conspiracy theory is true, and where secret societies pull the strings of entire governments from the shadows. Players get to travel the world – from New York to London and from Egypt to Transylvania – as they fight the evil that has infiltrated myths and folklore for centuries.

Gamers who pre-order The Secret World will receive:
  • Guaranteed access to all Beta Weekends starting May 11, with the ability to carry over their characters to every subsequent event
  • Guaranteed Early Access to the game, up to four days prior to the game’s official launch
  • An exclusive in-game item providing an experience boost to progression
  • An exclusive in-game t-shirt featuring a unique monster design
  • A powerful pet (Ferocious Wolf, Egyptian Cat or Loyal Hound) to support the player in combat
  • A head start on character naming before the game launches
During the Beta Weekends, players will be immersed in a revolutionary MMO experience that breaks free from the confinements of character classes and levels. With each event, more content such as locations and missions will be added to The Secret World universe, creating an ever-evolving experience from one event to the next. Access to the Beta Weekends will be available through limited giveaways or by pre-ordering. Gamers that pre-order The Secret World will be guaranteed access to every event.
“The Beta Weekends are a fantastic opportunity for players to familiarize themselves with the game,” says Funcom SVP of Sales & Marketing Morten Larssen. “With guaranteed access to every single one of these weekends, our pre-order players will have the unique opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the universe that surrounds The Secret World – starting six weeks before launch!”

Recently Funcom announced that over 750,000 gamers are now registered for the ongoing beta testing.

For more information about ‘The Secret World’, please go to www.thesecretworld.com.