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.
In truth, the Earth bears no spite towards any of its children. The Wendigo strain stems from a less caring mistress, the particulars of its genesis now lost to millennia. But before modern man was man, there was hunger - and in that red place within us the curse incubates, transmitting silently through generations. The early Native Americans tried at first to succour those who had transformed, rehabilitate them, but they came to realise that once turned, these once-men could only be destroyed. Rage heightens their hunger; the hunger never abates. It is a cycle that makes the Wendigo's unnaturally long life one of feast, famine and fury.
Read more about each one on The Secret World monster page.