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Post by Dan @ 04:17pm 08/04/09 | 23 Comments
Funcom has "lifted the veil" on their next MMO title The Secret World, kicking out the first teaser trailer and new details about the game.
"The Secret World" takes place in our own, modern-day world. Players can explore locations such as New York, London, and Seoul, as they unravel the mysteries, legends and myths that make up our world and its history. But the real and realistic will clash with the unreal and fantastical, as the darkness of the secret world approaches. Not only will `The Secret World' offer a setting never before experienced in an MMO, Funcom is also expanding on the genre standards by introducing gameplay that is not based on classes or levels. Players will have the freedom to become whatever they want to be and play however they want to play, allowing them to explore the world at will and master anything from voodoo and black magic to martial arts and modern firearms.
AusGamers had a look at this one at the recent GDC 2009 event and we'll have some in-depth info from that online shortly, but for now you can check out the debut teaser trailer right here or suss out the official site darkdaysarecoming.com for more specifics.












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Phooks
Posted 04:18pm 08/4/09
Well then it's no longer secret then is it?
fpot
Posted 04:18pm 08/4/09
This sounds cool!
trog
Posted 04:29pm 08/4/09
It sounds cool indeed; they didn't show off any gameplay at GDC (SAD FACE) but I got a bunch of interesting info that I'll (hopefully) have up in the next day or two.
Obes
Posted 04:29pm 08/4/09
age of conan with out classes ...
ViscoS
Posted 06:01pm 08/4/09
Why does everything have to be an MMO, why can't it be contained but awesome anyway?
fpot
Posted 06:42pm 08/4/09
And not in a f**gy fantasy setting!
kos
Posted 09:42pm 08/4/09
Though I doubt I actually will, this sounds like the first MMO I would actually try play.
Khel
Posted 10:40pm 08/4/09
My milkshake brings all the demons to the yard...
orbitor
Posted 10:49pm 08/4/09
sounds s***, i want to seduce elves in my mmo's thanks
Ospi
Posted 11:18pm 08/4/09
Damnitt, I want something like this as a SP RPG.
Hyperslide
Posted 08:33am 09/4/09
Its not going to be a WOW crusher ... I am still waiting for the WOW crusher.... tick tick tock tock
Trauma
Posted 10:10am 09/4/09
Sounds good but will it have servers in Aus for a low enuff ping to support MMO FPS action?

and as for WoW 'killer'... August 22nd.
trog
Posted 10:18am 09/4/09
Sounds good but will it have servers in Aus for a low enuff ping to support MMO FPS action?and as for WoW 'killer'... August 22nd.
I asked this exact question. The answer, as always, is "we'll see". They're /really/ aware of Australia though (prolly more so than any other MMO developer we've talked to, and, not to toot our own horn, I think largely because of our efforts making sure they don't forget about us in terms of client mirroring etc), so I'm sure it'll get taken into consideration. More info on this once I finish writing up my thing!@#
Khel
Posted 11:46am 09/4/09
Whats coming out August 22nd? And the mere fact I have to ask the question "Whats coming out August 22nd?" means it wont be a WoW crusher.
icewyrm
Posted 03:03pm 09/4/09
I can't think of any major MMOs being launched around then (does mortal online count? Haha.) Well, there are a few scatted projections about various releases in the next few quarters of this year. Maybe its a specific date for one of those.

Theres a blizzcon on August 21/22 though, if that's somehow related.

last edited by icewyrm at 15:03:27 09/Apr/09
Trauma
Posted 07:19pm 09/4/09
August 22nd is indeed Blizzcon and I think (hope) they will unveil there new MMO (not WoW 2), since no one can take em on, they are making a new IP MMO them selves.

Sure they don't intend to 'kill' there own title but they have stated that it will be different (enough) to WoW that they should co-exist, but it would be foolish to think that they wont come out with another hugely successful title, they just have too much going for them.

Eagerly awaiting that write up Trog :D (and keep the mirroring going)
Khel
Posted 08:23pm 09/4/09
Ah, fair enough. I just hope their new mmo isn't another fantasy one, fantasy is so done to death.
Trauma
Posted 09:27pm 09/4/09
It is, I like the sound of The Secret World as it has modern day realism & FPS mixed in, and from what I can tell no Sci-Fi... woot!
ViscoS
Posted 02:14am 10/4/09
I will laugh so hard if Blizzard releases this new MMO and WoW just crushes it as well. The irony shall be bittersweet.

I still hold some faith in TOR.
Trauma
Posted 10:43am 10/4/09
TOR looks nice, not so sure about the artistic style, but it's the gameplay and depth that counts with MMO.
Khel
Posted 01:09pm 10/4/09
Yeah, TOR looks great so far, its pretty much the only MMO I'm really looking forward to, hopefully it satisifies the craving I got for a good sci-fi mmo. I was hoping before they announced it it was going to be a Mass Effect MMO, but a kotor MMO is good enough :P
BatS***
Posted 02:20pm 10/4/09
too bad it's set in the star wars universe. I'd really like a zombie fps mmo.
Trauma
Posted 04:56pm 25/4/09
Sounds good but will it have servers in Aus for a low enuff ping to support MMO FPS action?and as for WoW 'killer'... August 22nd.

Sounds good but will it have servers in Aus for a low enuff ping to support MMO FPS action?and as for WoW 'killer'... August 22nd.
I asked this exact question. The answer, as always, is "we'll see". They're /really/ aware of Australia though (prolly more so than any other MMO developer we've talked to, and, not to toot our own horn, I think largely because of our efforts making sure they don't forget about us in terms of client mirroring etc), so I'm sure it'll get taken into consideration. More info on this once I finish writing up my thing!@#


Hows that write up coming along trog?
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