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The Secret World

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Taking place on our earth, in our times, ‘The Secret World’ (TSW) is inspired by history and mythology, modern conspiracy theories and ancient mysteries.

See the very first in-game videos from GDC 2010

“We always wanted a different kind of online world, something scary and contemporary, something deeper and closer to our reality.

"For there really is a world within ours, a secret world, where magic exists, monsters roam and ancient forces are fighting for the dominance of earth. It is a world of legendary stories, ageless conflicts and powerful cabals. In this world, even modern cities hide secrets. In this world, players can take part in the greatest conspiracies of our age, and battle the forces of darkness across the world and throughout time."

The game blends elements of MMO gameplay with alternate reality gaming and social networking. There will be no character levels or classes, but a skill-based system. This avoid level grinding and starts the end-game right away instead of Level 50.

The Secret World uses the Age of Conan graphics engine.

Characters are highly customizable in their choice of clothing, weapons (ranging from shotguns to swords), and supernatural powers.

The game is story-driven with an overarching linear plot and numerous side-quests from investigation to sabotage and hunting. Gameplay is very diverse.

The playable factions ("secret societies") are
  • London-based Templars
    Pious zealots "who would burn an entire village down to get their hands on one demon"

  • New York City-based Illuminati
    Machiavellian pragmatists who "believe that it's a tough world where only the strongest will survive"

  • Seoul-based Dragon
    Who take a neutral stance between the other two and are "all about deceiving, orchestrating chaos, and waiting patiently for its time"
Players can create their own guilds ("cabals") affiliated with one of the main factions. All players' actions in the game will contribute to their ranking in their respective guilds and factions.

Like in Age of Conan, combat require the player's full attention. PvP areas of the game are in Agartha inside the hollow Earth, where the players will fight for the invaluable resource known as "anima"

The Secret World will be released on PC and Xbox 360.

Teaser Website

Dark Days are Coming

After solving a puzzle, concept art from the game is reveiled.

Teaser Videos

The FireStarter

The Puritan