Talk about a blast from the past as it looks like The Secret World (Remember this title?) is coming back with a vengeance. Not that it had really been out of circulation since Funcom first brought this MMO to our PCs about five years ago, it has been moving along just nicely since, but it never had the massive traction of other MMOs out there. None the less, it looks like there will be a second huge push for the game as it has been announced that Secret World Legends is on its way and bringing a whole lot with it. A whole lot and all for the low price of FREE. Yes, a major MMO title out there for free; although I'm going to guess micro-transactions are in there somewhere.
For those who have no clue what The Secret World was, it was a darker and more horror themed MMO where you played one of three secret societies out to keep the horrors of the supernatural world at bay. Each had their own style, bonuses, and negatives, but all had the same goal. They also produced some amazing trailers for the game that slightly showed off what kind of horrors were lurking in the night. I know I was all hyped about it back when it came out but, as it does, interest died down and other titles took the spotlight. It happens but it looks like that is going to be fixed here as it is all coming back for us.
I say all of that as Secret World Legends is more or less a remaster of a game that wasn't at the point to get one just yet, but it is coming none the less. The visuals for the game are getting an update as well as the skill trees and other mechanics. It also looks like all of the major locations that were put in over the course of The Secret World will be added into this version as well. All of which touting a 100+ hours of free, dark stories to be told and experienced in the game's world. All of which able to be tackled solo or with a small group of online friends. All in the way a great MMO should be.
Secret World Legends — Teaser
Secret World Legends is a story-driven, shared-world action RPG that plunges players into a shadowy war against the supernatural, where ancient myths and legends cross over into the modern day. Armed with both weapons and superhuman abilities, you will build your powers, solve deep mysteries, and destroy terrifying evils to uncover a dark and captivating storyline that traverses the globe. Can you reveal the truth?
If you are interested in seeing how Secret World Legends is different over the previous version, or you just want to try it all out for the first time, Funcom is planning a closed beta for the game this Spring and are currently taking applicants over on the game's website. Given the state of the game and where it sounds like Secret World Legends is currently, this will most likely be a stress test of sorts more than anything, but it is still there for those who want an earlier look at the game. I know I'll be in on it. Come and join us…
Have you played The Secret World or is this your first taste of it all since 2012? Do you think that this will bring the whole game back into the forefront and in competition with other massive online games? Do you think that it will rely heavily on micro-transactions to make money on the game or will it be completely free from the start and then until the last server is shut down? Let us know in the comments below and then discuss. For more on Secret World Legends and all of its ins and outs, be sure to stay right here as we'll keep all the news flowing right at you.