Today at GAMESCOM 2011 EA and Funcom have announced a release date for upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online RPG game, The Secret World, of April 2012 for the PC. The game is said to be a revolutionary new take on the classic MMORPG formula and will break new ground in the genre.
The game will deny common trends in the genre and aims to create an experience not yet seen in MMORPGs, as stated in EA’s press release:
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.
Beta testing for The Secret World is set to begin August 26th, 2011. If you are interested in being a part of that, keep your eyes on The Secret World’s official website here as more details on that shall make their way to the site soon enough.
Stay tuned for more news on The Secret World and leave a comment below letting us know what you think of this Silent Hill meets HP. Lovecraft-esque MMORPG.