Inspired by the conflict between the three main secret societies in The Secret World, Funcom is launching a free-to-play social online experience in which you join a society and recruit agents through your Facebook friends list, The Secret War. Deploying agents and assisting your secret society will allow you to climb their ranks and unlock exclusive rewards to use in The Secret World upon launch, including the opportunity to have your name embedded into the game!
“One of the most interesting features of ‘The Secret World’ is the three profoundly different secret societies that players can join,” says Funcom SVP of Sales & Marketing Morten Larssen. “Since we first announced the game we have gradually revealed more details about them, and what we have seen is that hundreds of thousands of gamers in our community have come to identify with them and form a loyal bond to other community members belonging to the same society. With ‘The Secret War’ experience we are excited about the prospect of allowing for even more community interaction and engagement.”
The Secret World is an upcoming, modern-day MMORPG from Funcom (makers of Anarchy Online and Age of Conan). To be released in April 2012, the game blends elements of MMO gameplay with alternate reality gaming and social networking in an original setting with contemporary elements.
Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine a world where you can become anything you want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the premise for The Secret World, Funcom’s upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in the modern-day real world.