Funcom announces Secret World Legends
will launch next week, kicking off
this free-to-play reboot of The Secret World
, their conspiratorial
MMORPG. Most ARGs pop up without explanation, but they point the way to
and this redirects to fan-site
. They also reveal the third-party who developed this, so it seems
The Secret World boasts the least secretive ARG ever. Here's word:
week to go! On Monday June 26th Funcom is launching 'Secret World Legends', its
Free-to-Play reboot of its conspiracy themed massively multiplayer online game
'The Secret World'. With fully revamped combat mechanics, a redesigned
progression system, visual upgrades, and with a greater focus on the player's
journey through the world and its massive storyline, 'Secret World Legends'
offers a better and more accessible entry into the world myths and legends.
With only one week to go, Funcom is counting down to release by kicking off a
mystery ARG (Alternate Reality Game) titled ' Kiss of the Revenant'. Focusing on
the solving of intricate puzzles and mysteries, in this ARG an unsettling
storyteller invites players to take a second look at a tragic love story on the
Savage Coast. Players will be challenged to decipher and perform a ritual that
crafts an exclusive set of weapons for use in 'Secret World Legends'. The ARG is
free and accessible to anyone on
"This is a fantastic throwback to the early days of 'The Secret World' when we
ran massive ARGs with thousands of players involved," says Game Director Romain
Amiel. "We wanted to give fans an opportunity to experience that excitement
again, and it is really the perfect way to get into the spirit of the Secret
World universe as enter the final days before launch."
'Kiss of the Revenant' has now started and will run up to launch of the game on
For this event, Funcom worked with the gaming studio Alice & Smith. The
companies have a track record of teaming up together to make innovative,
compelling alternate reality games and puzzle events, including crossovers
between ' The Secret World' and Alice & Smith's own property, 'The Black
Watchmen'. As part of this event, a special edition of 'Secret World Legends'
will also be available soon on Steam in an ARG bundle including various
exclusive in-game items and a copy of 'The Black Watchmen'.
For more information about ' Secret World Legends', please visit