EA spills The Secret World in April

Publisher puts a release window on Funcom's upcoming alternate-universe MMORPG; beta registration opens August 26.

Electronic Arts is telling everyone it can today about The Secret World's new release window. During its Gamescom press briefing today, the publisher said the Funcom-developed massively multiplayer online role-playing game would launch on the PC in April of 2012.

It's a secret to everyone.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean gamers need to wait that long to go hands-on with the title. EA also announced plans for its upcoming beta testing, with registration opening "through a unique interactive social media campaign" that will be centered around the game's official website.

Announced for the Xbox 360 and PC in 2007, The Secret World posits an alternate universe in which a modern-day world has been torn asunder by the reemergence of magic and other occult activity. Players will join one of three occult factions and battle one another for control of strategic locations throughout the world, ranging from Egypt to New York to Seoul. The game will also come replete with mythical beasts and slavering monsters.

For more on The Secret World, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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7 comments
ArchHeros25
ArchHeros25

Cant wait for the beta and i hope we dont have to pay 15$ a month again. $9.99 is good for me.

Neosword
Neosword

I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It looks pretty intriguing. The beta will go a long way to determining how good this will be.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

Have my doubts about this one. Get back to me year after it actually launches.

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

@Hobbes444 YA BDAAAAAAAN !!!

GAMESHARQ
GAMESHARQ

So to join the Beta, all I have to do is sign up where it says "Notify me when it starts" on their website?

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

The Secret World, hmmm, not secret anymore, now that EA told everyone about it :p