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Explore the starter experience in ‘The Secret World’ in exclusive new video

– Exclusive new video gives a unique glimpse into the starter experience for a new Templars player in Funcom’s upcoming modern-day MMO ‘The Secret World’ –

Durham, USA – August 27th, 2010 – Funcom is thrilled to be able to give gamers a unique glimpse into the starter experience for new players in ‘The Secret World’, the company’s upcoming modern-day massively multiplayer online game. Through exclusive new footage and developer interviews, viewers get an idea of what locations they will visit, what characters they will meet and what gameplay mechanics they will get to play around with if they start out as a Templars character in London. In ‘The Secret World’ players can choose to begin as a Templars, Illuminati or Dragon character.

Depending on what secret society you choose, you either begin in New York, Seoul or London. This newly released video focuses on the starter experience for a Templars character in London.

“It feels great being able to show the world some of the exciting stuff that we are working on,” says Senior Producer and Game Director Ragnar Tørnquist. “It might only be scratching the surface of the vast universe of ‘The Secret World’, but this video gives a unique glimpse into what Templars players will experience when they first enter the game. We look forward to revealing even more soon, not only about the Illuminati and Dragon secret societies, but the game and the world as a whole.”

Funcom attended this year’s GamesCom in Cologne, Germany, where Mr. Tørnquist and Mr. Bruusgaard presented all new content and gameplay to the media. The embargo for this presentation is lifted today, and those interested in ‘The Secret World’ can look forward to new information and visuals hitting the web during the next few days.

‘The Secret World’ is Funcom’s third massively multiplayer game, having previously developed the award-winning ‘Anarchy Online’ and the best selling new MMO of 2008 ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’. The game features a modern-day, real world setting where every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend is true, and where thousands of players from all over the world must join one of three secret societies in the fight against darkness – and each other. For more information visit the official website. ‘The Secret World’ is currently in development and no release date has been announced.

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