In addition to the start of early access, a new blog has been posted outlining plans to expand character customization for The Secret World following the gameÂs official launch on July 3rd. Some of the expanding plans include the option to get a complete makeover to change anything on your character that you might want to right down to the freckles, new hair styles and more.
The most of the update is expected to arrive around the end of August.
THE END OF THE WORLD IS UPON US, DARK DAYS ARE HERE
Â The Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Event of the Year Starts Today As Early Access Begins forÂ ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ Â
Durham, USA Â June 29th, 2012 ÂFuncom is thrilled to announce that the Early Access pre-launch period forÂ ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ Â the modern-day MMO of myths, legends and conspiracies Â begins today. In the next few days leading up to launch on July 3rdÂ everyone who has pre-ordered the game will get to explore a groundbreaking online world thatÂ MMORPG.comÂ predictedÂ ÂÂ is going to take the world by storm and set new standards for excellence in gameplay....Â and whichÂ Videogamer.comÂ heralded asÂ Âone of the most distinctive MMOÂs of the last 10 years.Â
Gamers eager to enterÂ ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ during the four-day Early Access period can still do so simply by heading over to the official site and pre-ordering the game at any time before July 3rd.
ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ presents players with a modern-day alternate reality where all the myths, legends and conspiracies of our world are true, and where hellish monsters threaten real-world locations such as Transylvania, Egypt and New England. When first entering the game players must enlist in a secret society Â the Illuminati, the Dragon or the Templars Â and engage in a battle not only for the future of our world, but also for the power to control its governments and corporations to further their cause.
ÂTo say that we are shaking things up is an understatement,Â says Funcom SVP of Sales & Marketing Morten Larssen. ÂWithÂ ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ we are showing gamers as well as the gaming industry that MMOs can be taken into new, exciting directions and that innovation in this genre is definitely not dead. Judging from the fantastic feedback we have already received from hundreds of thousands of beta testers, innovation is clearly the way forward and Funcom is excited to be breaking new ground."
ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ has been recognized widely for its new take on the MMO formula. Not only is it set in a unique modern-day setting, the game completely does away with confinements such as classes and levels. Storytelling is also taken to a whole new level and the game introduces engaging missions unlike anything seen before in MMOs. Public interest in the game has been formidable with 1.5 million gamers all over the world registered to beta testÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ prior to launch, breaking all previous Funcom records. Media outlets such asÂ G4TV,Â MMORPGÂ andÂ RockPaperShotgunÂ have singled outÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ as one of the most anticipated games of 2012.
ÂThe Secret WorldÂÂ is developed by Funcom and co-published by EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA). For more information about the game please visitÂ www.thesecretworld.com.
ABOUT FUNCOMÂ - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include ÂAge of Conan: Hyborian AdventuresÂ, ÂThe Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visitÂ www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visitÂ www.anarchy-online.com,Â www.dreamfall.com,Â www.thesecretworld.comÂ orÂ www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.