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Launch Dates Announced for The Secret World and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Posted Tue, Aug 16, 2011 by B. de la Durantaye

Today at a Press Briefing in Cologne, Germany just before gamescom 2011 kicks off tomorrw, several release and beta dates were announced.

Not the least of which, Funcom's The Secret World is moving into its beta phase, taking applications as early as August 26th. From that day onward you`ll be able to register for beta. Funcom also announced they plan to ship the game in April of 2012.

As if that weren`t enough, Big Huge Games along with 38 Studios also finally announced a release date for their upcoming RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. European players will be able to enjoy their first experiences in the award-winning universe of Amalur on the 10th of February, 2012. This likely means a February 7th launch in North America, but that was not clarified at the Press Briefing.

At last some news about The Secret World. I was under the impression, however, that when I first went to their Official Site and took part in answering some question they had, (A, B, C choice type questions), that this was the way to put your name down for closed beta testing. I'm either very wrong about this or the company had such a huge show of interest, they have decided to do the registering in some other way.

Thanks for the news. I am really looking forward to this game and have been for well over 2 years now.

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