New trailer for “The Secret World” spells out what you can expect

Funcom has released a new trailer for their upcoming MMORPG, “The Secret World”. If you’re wondering whether it’s something you want to play other than World of Warcraft, that depends on whether you want to fight for the fate of the modern day world as a member of one of three secret societies who know the truth of what goes bump in the night. From New York City to Seoul, South Korea, players will get to shoot it out or use the kind of magic Harry Potter can only dream about to fight this secret war.

I’ve been keeping an eye on this one for awhile and it’s been shrouded in, well, “secrecy” since the start, but it looks like Funcom is getting ready to show off more than just a few fancy trailers with a little taste of the gameplay.

For more info, check out the press release right after the jump below.



Funcom unveils new trailer AND website for ‘the secret world’

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Explore the world, the monsters, the myths, and the gameplay of ‘The
Secret World’ in a brand new trailer video released today -         

- New website for ‘The Secret World’
available at www.thesecretworld.com
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Durham,
USA – March 10th, 2011 –
Funcom, a world-leading game developer and publisher of online games, is
excited to unveil a brand new trailer video as well as a new website for the upcoming,
modern-day massively multiplayer online game ‘The Secret World’. The new video offers gamers a unique glimpse
into the world, the monsters, the myths, and the gameplay of the much
anticipated online game. In ‘The Secret
World’
players get to play the character they want to play without being
limited to classes or levels, as they adventure through modern-day, real-world
locations.

Download the new trailer video from the Funcom
press FTP

Watch the video on Funcom’s YouTube channel

 “It
is truly exciting for us to show gamers just how much freedom they will be able
to enjoy in ‘The Secret World’,” says
Director and Producer Ragnar Trnquist. “The video perfectly encompasses the
four important pillars of ‘The Secret
World’
: the modern-day setting, the freeform character progression, the
dramatic storyline, and the unique secret society conflict. It feels great to
reveal new details on the ‘The Secret
World’
as we continue to make strides in the development of the game.”

Funcom today also launched a brand new
website at www.thesecretworld.com,
which offers both newcomers and veteran community members new and exciting
material. Funcom will continue to update the site with news, information and
media as the development of the game progress.

“We are very pleased with the current state
of the game,” says CEO Trond Arne Aas. “We had the opportunity to show the game
live to the press at last week’s Game Developers Conference, and we look
forward to start testing the game with an external audience in the next couple
of months.”

‘The Secret World’ is Funcom’s third massively multiplayer
game, having previously developed the award-winning ‘Anarchy Online’ and the best selling new MMO of 2008 ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’. No
release date has been announced. The game is being co-published together with
EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS).

For more
information, visit the official website at www.thesecretworld.com.

ABOUT FUNCOMFuncom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC
and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and
continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent
titles include ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey’,
‘Anarchy Online’ and ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’. For corporate
information please visit
www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under
the ticker FUNCOM.

 

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