The wait is OVER! Well, not quite, but there is an end date to your five years of waiting for one of the most ambitious MMO games to finally make it into your hot little hands. Today, Funcom and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., announced that the highly anticipated modern-day MMO, The Secret World, will release for the PC in April 2012. Starting August 26th, gamers can register to join upcoming betas, through a unique interactive social media campaign that will be made available on the official website.
Imagine a world where secret societies pull the strings of kings and presidents, where vampires are more than just a Hollywood fantasy, and where all the myths, legends and conspiracies are true. The Secret World is an MMO that breaks free from the confinements of character classes and levels and allows players to explore real-world locations with an engrossing storyline. Funcom will not only challenge but redefine long-established MMO standards.
“It has never been more rewarding working on The Secret World than it is now,” says Senior Producer and Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist. “The progress we are making in development allows the whole team to really enjoy just playing the game for hours on end. We are all looking forward to bringing in players through upcoming betas, and their feedback will be crucial to the further development of the game as we progress toward the April, 2012 launch.”
And if a release date isn’t enough to make you pee in your X-Men briefs a little, check out the latest CGI trailer below! Be sure to hit up the official website to be sorted into one of three secret societies (I’ll see you in House Illuminati if you know the secret handshake) and get yourself all signed up so you’re ready to take on the otherwordly, mysterious, and unbelievable next April.