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The Secret World Open Beta Begins May 11!

by Jason ChestnutApril 3, 2012

Funcom’s modern MMO The Secret World is now available for pre-order at retailers everywhere. Gamers who pre-order will be guaranteed access to the open beta which begins on May 11. The open beta will be conducted in a series of weekend testing events, much like was done for Star Wars: The Old Republic and Tera. In addtion to beta access, pre-ordering  also gets you an exclusive in game pet (Ferocious Wolf, Egyptian Cat or Loyal Hound), an exclusive in-game experience boost item, an in-game t-shirt featuring a “unique monster design” and early access to the launch version of the game up to four days in advance of the June 19 release date. The Secret World’s release was reportedly pushed back from April to June so that the developers could add some more polish. A closed beta is currently ongoing.

Check out the new pre-order trailer:

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Here's what the confirmation looks like courtesy of a friend of mine who pre-ordered today.

Unlike most MMO’s which are based in a fantasy or sci fi setting, The Secret World takes place in the modern world and centers around the struggle for power between three secret societies: the Templars, Illumanti and the Dragon. There are no levels or classes, progression is skill based allowing complete customization depending on your preferred playstyle. Every myth, legend and conspiracy is true, magic is real and monsters roam the Earth. The Secret World will launch on PC June 19. Check out the official site for full details on the pre-order offer. And as always, stay tuned to the Game Fanatics for continuing coverage.

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  • Margery Degarmo

    Is the star wars previous republic mmo heading to be offered for xbox 360 becuase I would’nt head just obtaining it for the pc but I hate the month to month service fees you generally have to shell out for mmo’s like planet of warcraft. The game would be great for 360 anyway.

  • Kelli Shanklin

    I was thinking of employing a logitech controller or an X-box 360 controller to hook up to my PC to play the sport Star Wars The Aged Republic… Do you if it’ll operate or if I would be much better off acquiring a gaming mouse and keyboard

  • Roslyn Pasley

    ok, there are clone troopers in the new star wars recreation (or at least it seems to be like it) and i thougt they werent close to til the time of the movies, y are they in the new republic game by bioware?

  • Margery Degarmo

    I was pondering of employing a logitech controller or an X-box 360 controller to hook up to my PC to play the sport Star Wars The Previous Republic… Do you if it’ll operate or if I would be much better off acquiring a gaming mouse and keyboard

  • Janet Somerville

    I really loved Knights of the Old Republic I and II but not the other Star Wars games. Is this new 1 like KOR, or Unleashed, etc.???

  • Melisa Klenke

    ok, there are clone troopers in the new star wars video game (or at least it seems like it) and i thougt they werent all around til the time of the movies, y are they in the new republic video game by bioware?

  • steve

    ok, there are clone troopers in the new star wars game (or at least it looks like it) and i thougt they werent around til the time of the movies, y are they in the new republic game by bioware?

  • Gabriel Kenney

    Is the star wars old republic mmo going to be available for xbox 360 becuase I would’nt mind just getting it for the computer but I hate the monthly fees you usually have to pay for mmo’s like world of warcraft. The game would be great for 360 anyway.

  • dubmecrazy3

    I loved Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic when you played as Darth Revan and the sequel was ok

    What’s the difference btween the recent Star Wars game that came out Star Wars: KOTOR? I know the new game is a MMRPG but I’m confused that they’re storylines and stuff. Explain them to me. .

  • Cole

    Do you know if there are any fun free mmos that I can play that has enough content to keep me going till the release of star wars the old republic?

  • Jerosh Nagulachandran

    I have a female Beta Fish & ever since my sister’s male died (although they were in different tanks to prevent breeding), she stopped eating.
    I have a female Beta Fish that is probably about 5-6 months old. She stopped eating once my sister’s male Beta died. Although, we kept them in seperate tanks so I don’t know what is wrong with her.

  • Andres C

    I finally bought the digital copy of star wars the old republic to get the registration code to play it after downloading it from the website 3 weeks ago, But now the problem is that it runs slow, so my question is if I uninstall it and use the disc to download it again will my performance be better and how long will it take to download?
    Is the performance faster on the disc download?

  • louisewoods1984

    I’m planning a week long trip. What and how does your beta eat when you have no one to feed them.

  • Jose B

    I’m really looking forward to Star Wars Old Republic coming out but I don’t really have a good computer and I was looking at the cheapest Alienware laptops which would be the Alienware M11x and M14x…..I was wondering because I’m really not good with the whole standard requirements and everything if these computers would run Old Republic efficiently enough? Thanks for the info!

  • lildevilgurl152004

    ok this is really weird! My female beta got to the other side of the divider in my fish tank to the other side where my male beta is. I figured that the only way she could have done that was jumping. She has done that twice now and every time the male beta circles around her like he is going to fertilize her eggs( if she has any I’m not sure) but then he chases her!

  • PolishPokeyPimp

    I can’t get my beta fish to eat. He’s been doing this for a few weeks. I’m afraid he will die. Because this is the only beta fish I’ll ever get. Any tips to make him eat.

  • Mc L

    Ever time when i look at my beta fish if stops moving, but it keeps breathing. So i don’t know whats wrongs with it and i have had it for two days.

  • Keaton

    Just curious because I already bought alpha, but a little worried id have to download and purchase the game again, but in beta, so if you guys wanna let me know, Please do! Thanks.

  • Jenna

    Today, promethium is still recovered from the byproducts of uranium fission; it can also be produced by bombarding 146Nd with neutrons, turning it into 147Nd which decays into 147Pm through beta decay with a half-life of 11 days

    Promethium undergoes Beta Decay, what’s the equation?

  • Roar me R

    I have a beta that used to eat the pellet food I fed it. Now it just pits it out. It will eat other kinds of food, but not that one kind. Is it sick of the pellet food. Also, how much should I feed it?

  • Victoria T

    I got a star wars the old republic copy and i didn’t have a product registration code in it. So I pretty much have a copy of this mocking me that i cant play without this code. ): Please if you can somehow either get a code or generate a code I would really appreciate it. (;

  • Lachlan

    When in September is the beta going to be launched?

  • Bryant B

    I have a pretty good understanding of how beta works, but this question is throwing me for a loop.

  • Andre

    We just moved our male beta into a much bigger, deeper tank. He cracked his old one when he became rambunctious and rammed into the side. We just moved him into a bigger one and all he’s doing is really just swimming at the top. He’s very healthy. I was just wondering if a new tank will harm him in anyway? I just don’t know how beta fish are when it comes to a sense of ritual.

  • ericmreitz

    Which side of the beta sheet is facing the exterior and interior of a protein and why?

    The beta sheet is labeled with amino acids like Val, Ser, and Met and has an arrow going one direction.