Funcom and EA Partners Unleash The Secret World Worldwide on PC Today
Enter A Modern Day, Real World, Massively Multiplayer Online Game
Where Every Myth, Legend, and Conspiracy Theory Is True
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Will you enlist in the Illuminati, the Dragon or the Templars and fight
for the power to rule the world? Today, award-winning independent
developer and publisher of online games Funcom, and EA Partners, a
division of Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: EA) have opened the doors to
the modern-day massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, The Secret
World. The game is now available on PC worldwide for $49.99 USD.
Leading up to launch, The Secret World has garnered very positive
attention from the gaming public and press as one of the most
anticipated MMOs in development. Its real-world, modern day setting,
combined with a rich and immersive story and an innovative freeform
progression system, without levels or classes, has led Massively.com
to call the The Secret World, "… fantastic, refreshing, and
unique …" and MMORPG claimed "The Secret World is going to
take the world by storm and set new standards for excellence in gameplay
… ." The game has also been singled out as one of the most anticipated
games of 2012 by outlets such as G4TV, VideoGamer and RockPaperShotgun.
The Secret World is the first MMO set in a real, modern-day world
where every conspiracy theory, fable and urban legend is true. The power
to rule the world is fought over by three secret societies - the
Illuminati, Templars and Dragon - that pull the strings of governments,
corporations and CEOs. In the game, players will travel the globe — from
New York and London, to Egypt and Transylvania — as they fight the evil
that has infiltrated myths and folklore for centuries; including
Dracula, werewolves and even the Bogeyman himself.
"We are proud and very excited to launch The Secret World with
Funcom," said Sinjin Bain, Vice President, EA Partners. "This is truly a
unique offering in the MMO genre, and we're confident players are going
to love exploring familiar locations in a real, contemporary world as
they uncover the game's many secrets and wonderful story."
"Community reception for The Secret World has exceeded our
expectations and exceeded all Funcom's previous records with over 1.5
million beta sign ups," said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. "This launch
represents years of hard work here at Funcom and we are thrilled to
share this unique immersive experience with players around the world."
Creative Director and Senior Producer of Funcom, Ragnar Tørnquist,
added: "The Secret World puts its own twist on real world
stories, myths and legends and we cannot wait for players to dive in
deeper and unravel the mysteries that are showcased throughout the game
Included with the purchase of every copy of The Secret World is
30 days of access to the game, which players can continue to play
through subscribing at $14.99 USD per month.
For more information about The Secret World, please go to www.thesecretworld.com.
Press assets for The Secret World are available at www.info.ea.com.
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 ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', ‘The
Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'.
For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com.
For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com,
Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass
Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden,
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