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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:09am 30/08/11 | 8 Comments
The Secret World is Funcom's secret weapon in the MMORPG arms race. Devoid of classic MMO concepts such as player levels and classes, The Secret World looks set to shake the MMO videogame foundations and make something of a modern impact.

This is also due in part to the game's modern setting. There's no old-world fantasy or far-out sci fi here, only places, people and a time all too recognisable in modern context, giving the game something of an accessible edge over some of the more hardcore games in the genre out there.

Funcom today announced that registration for the game's beta period is now open.
First phase of ‘The Secret War’ interactive online experience now available, combining choice of secret society with the beta registration.

Second phase will allow gamers to unlock guaranteed beta access, achievements, exclusive in-game items, and even win a Funcom studio tour.

Gamers can now register to be evaluated for participation in the upcoming phases of beta that will be running up to the launch of the game in April 2012. During the next months Funcom will be increasing the number of beta participants gradually. The launch of the beta registration also signals the start of the first phase ‘The Secret War’, an interactive online experience that engages community members in the conflict between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragon – the three factions in ‘The Secret World’ – even before the game is released.
You can register for the beta by clicking here, and stay tuned for more on the game from AusGamers in the not-too-distant-future.

We have a batch of new art for the game as well, which you can check out in more detail by clicking the thumbnails below.

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Latest Comments
Posted 09:57am 30/8/11
bah need a facebook account. how lame
Posted 09:59am 30/8/11
Posted 10:11am 30/8/11
Looks good, one of the few mmorpgs I'm looking foward to
Posted 10:15am 30/8/11
so cool...but so not getting facebook..
Posted 01:44pm 30/8/11
Surely Faceman is all over this MMO. I did the personality test and one of the questions was asking whether I believed there was something put in the water to keep us under control
Posted 03:09pm 30/8/11
Yeah I think faceman will love this mmo. Suits that style of person
Posted 05:48pm 30/8/11
I did the test to see what faction I would suit when this was first announced ages ago, it said Illuminati, did it again today, still Illuminati, so I'll go with that. Bit s*** that it needs facebook, I deleted it not long ago but it had not finalised... stopped it to sign up for this o.O.
Posted 05:54pm 30/8/11
Yeah, I went Illuminati as well, Templars sounded cool but a little bit too goody-goody justice seeking for my liking.
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