The Secret World to Launch in April 2012, Beta Registrations Next Week

Not only have Funcom and EA finally pinned down an April 2012 release date for The Secret World, but they've also announced plans to start registering players for the MMO's upcoming beta testing periods on August 26th.  All of the details to follow:

Get Ready to Join the Secret War, Beta Registration Opens on August 26th

Durham, USA August 16th, 2011 World-leading independent game developer Funcom and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the highly anticipated modern-day, Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO), '˜The Secret World' will release for the PC in April, 2012. Starting August 26th, gamers can register to join  upcoming  betas, through a unique interactive social media campaign that will be made available on

Imagine a world where secret societies pull the strings of kings and presidents, where vampires are more than just a Hollywood fantasy, and where all the myths, legends and conspiracies are true. The Secret World is an MMO that breaks free from the confinements of character classes and levels and allows players to explore real-world locations with an engrossing storyline. Funcom will not only challenge but redefine long-established MMO standards.

(It has never been more rewarding working on '˜The Secret World' than it is now,) says Senior Producer and Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist. (The progress we are making in development allows the whole team to really enjoy just playing the game for hours on end. We are all looking forward to bringing in players through upcoming betas, and their feedback will be crucial to the further development of the game as we progress toward the April, 2012 launch.)

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