The Secret World explored in globe-trotting dev diary

Funcom has dropped a new developer diary for its forthcoming MMO The Secret World, giving potential Templars, Illuminati and Dragon danger seekers a better idea of the nightmarish locales and supernatural friends and foes they'll encounter later this year.  See how you'll be hunting werewolves, dancing with devils, partying with vamps and hacking down mummies in the (not at all rehearsed) behind-the-scenes video.

By the looks of it, Funcom isn't leaving any myth, legend or nut-job conspiracy theory behind. As lead content designer Joel Bylos explains at the onset of the five-minute video: “When you're creating a massively multiplayer online game set in the real world, the amount of material and inspiration you can draw upon is simply staggering...players will go to iconic locations all of the world. One minute they'll be battling ancient mummies in the shadow of the great pyramid in Egypt, or perhaps be exploring a haunted amusement park along the coast of New England - or in another they'll be hunting for werewolves in the forests of Transylvania.”

Yikes. Here's hoping our travel insurance covers 'dismemberment by fictional creatures'. You can keep tabs on The Secret World's progress at Funcom's website.

Aug 11, 2011


  • ChrisCultista - August 12, 2011 3:22 p.m.

    Hmmmm... It looks great, has great settings, great enemies, but the gameplay looks like the past 300,000 MMOs if seen. But I hope it gets better.
  • BlackElement17 - August 12, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    Tiny Cthulhu...we're fucked.
  • QLev - August 12, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    @linktoreality I think I might cry.
  • Draijan - August 11, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    @Linktoreality.. Slenderman would be some scary shit to see in a game haha.
  • Linktoreality - August 11, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Holy damn, Cthulhu?! The only way I could be more excited about this game would be if they have Slenderman there somewhere, too. (Hint hint)
  • Spacegrass - August 11, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    It's been so long since I've heard anything about The Secret World that I kind of forgot about it. It looks promising, but it's been in production for almost a decade and still has no release date, so I'm not getting my hopes up.
  • Lucas - August 11, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    Damn, I'm down for this. Fighting werewolves sounds bad ass. Illuminati all the way lol

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