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MMORPG | Genre:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • The Polaris

    If you've been keeping up to date with The Secret World, you're familiar with the game's Location Reveals as development continues on the highly anticipated MMO. Late last week, the team revealed the story and details behind the location of the much talked about Dungeon Location, the Polaris.

    Reported on Jul 18, 2011
  • The Four Pillars of The Secret World

    In this week's dedicated The Secret World column, Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at what we learned from the EA Showcase's dungeon reveal. The classless system, the combat, the story, and more were discussed.

    Reported on Jul 13, 2011
  • Dungeon Running in The Secret World's own Carolyn Koh was at the recent EA Summer Showcase out on the Left Coast, and during her time there she was treated to the first ever reveal of a dungeon in Funcom's The Secret World. Find out what Carolyn thought of the hotly anticipated game's combat, classless system, and more.

    Reported on Jul 10, 2011
  • Location Preview Video

    Funcom has partnered with to bring our readers an exclusive new video from The Secret World. This Location Preview Video explores an area known as The Savage Coast, situated on Solomon Island in New England. As one of many locations in The Secret World, it stretches over a vast expanse of land and contains key locations such as a haunted amusement park, the creepy Innsmouth Academy, and the dark and mysterious Accursed Woods.

    Reported on Jun 30, 2011
  • Dungeon Crawling at the EA Showcase

    Next week marks the EA Showcase in San Francisco and it's one that fans of The Secret World are anxiously awaiting. It will mark the first time that The Secret World has shown a live dungeon experience for their game to anyone outside the company. In today's The Secret World Column, Managing Editor Bill Murphy speculates about what attendees (like's Carolyn Koh!) might see.

    Reported on Jun 29, 2011
  • Three New Monsters Showcased

    Funcom has a brief profile of three new monsters players will encounter in The Secret World. The Wendigo, Deep Ones and the Ak'ab. As with all things The Secret World, these monsters are creatures of mythology or legend from various locations around the world.

    Reported on Jun 29, 2011
  • Kingsmouth Lighthouse Joins Locations Revealed

    The Secret World team has added another to its list of revealed locations, as they unveil the Kingsmouth Lighthouse. Standing on the shores of New England, something stirs within the lighthouse. An Illuminati symbol, the lighthouse towers over the coast, serving as the watchful eye of the secret society.

    Reported on Jun 26, 2011
  • Creating the World

    Funcom developer Joel Bylos has written a new blog about the process The Secret World team is working through when creating the game world players will inhabit. The team starts with identifying the purpose for any zone and moves on building the game flow through prototyping and production.

    Reported on Jun 23, 2011
  • Location, Location, Location

    In his latest column devoted to Funcom's The Secret World, Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at the recent location revelations made by the team during E3 2011. See what Bill's got to say about the Innsmouth Academy, Atlantic Island Park and the Accursed Woods.

    Reported on Jun 21, 2011
  • EA and Funcom = What?

    In today's column devoted to The Secret World, Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at the partnership between EA and Funcom. Bill looks at both sides of the coin, both good and bad, and offers a few insights into his thought process. Check it out and let us know what you think!

    Reported on Jun 15, 2011
  • New Screens Give a Glimpse of New Locations

    Three new screenshots released for the highly anticipated MMO, the Secret World, give those of us anticipating the game a sneak peek at three of the in-game locations, The Accursed Forest, Atlantis Island Park and Innsmouth Academy. Check it out.

    Reported on Jun 12, 2011
  • Interview Gleanings

    After a pair of top notch and very juicy interviews with Funcom developers, Lead Writer Bill Murphy has thoughts to share about what we learned about The Secret World. See what Bill gleaned from the interviews and whether or not you agree. Leave us a comment or two.

    Reported on Jun 08, 2011
  • The Accursed Woods

    The Funcom team is continuing to reveal locations throughout The Secret World. Today the Accursed Woods are featured a "Lovecraftian" setting, the home of horrid creatures stalking the unwary who trek through.

    Reported on Jun 08, 2011
  • Innsmouth Academy Revealed

    The Funcom dev team has revealed another location from The Secret World. The Innsmouth Academy is, by all appearances, a boarding school for the children of the wealthy but is in actuality a training school for the Illuminati.

    Reported on Jun 07, 2011
  • Atlantic Island Park Uncovered

    The Secret World site has been updated with a brand new zone being revealed. Called the "Atlantic Island Park", the area has a cursed past from its days as a farm through its final incarnation as an amusement park.

    Reported on Jun 06, 2011
  • Q&A with Ragnar Tørnquist

    It isn't often that Funcom's Ragnar Tørnquist can be cornered for a long and 'meaty' chat about The Secret World but Lead Writer Bill Murphy managed to do just that. The pair discussed topics as wide ranging as "Everything Is True" campaign to PvP in The Secret World. Check out our exclusive Ragnar Tørnquist interview and then let us know what you think!

    Reported on Jun 01, 2011
  • Five Reasons to Watch The Secret World

    As The Secret Word becomes less and less secret and with E3 right around the corner, there's a lot to look forward to and a lot to get hyped up about. In The List this week, Lead Writer Bill Murphy gets that thrill running up and down his leg as he anticipates Funcom's The Secret World. Check out Bill's thoughts and then add a few of your own.

    Reported on May 30, 2011
  • Joel Bylos and Dag Scheve Interview Managing Editor Jon Wood recently cornered Funcom's Joel Bylos and Dag Scheve to talk about The Secret World. As the floodgates are beginning to squeak open on all things TSW, Jon, Dag and Joel talked about The Secret World's story, missions and much much more. This is a must read and we've got an exclusive video diary that adds even more. Check it out!

    Reported on May 26, 2011
  • Xbox 360 Version Stalled = Good?

    Funcom's Ragnar Tørnquist recently let it be known that development on The Secret World was primarily focused on PC rather than on the XBox 360. In today's The Secret World column, Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at that revelation and opines that it's actually a good thing. Read on!

    Reported on May 18, 2011
  • The Factional Rundown

    In his latest column devoted to Funcom's The Secret World, Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at the three factions: Templar, Illuminati and Dragon. Check out what Bill has to say about these factions and then let us know what you think in the comments!

    Reported on May 12, 2011