The release of The Secret World has been delayed until July 3 due to market considerations. Early access to the Funcom-developed title will kick off on June 29 following a series of beta weekends.
“The third Beta Weekend, titled ‘Hell Raised’, will begin on June 15th and run until June 17. In this Beta Weekend players will be able to experience the Illuminati and Dragon starter experiences as well as the Templar experience,” details publisher EA. “Players will also get to leave Kingsmouth and venture into the massive region known as Savage Coast, where they will soon find that the very gates of hell itself have opened up! This will allow players to experience the epic ‘Hell Raised’ dungeon where you will have to battle the demons of hell itself!
“The fourth and final Beta Weekend will begin on June 22nd and run until June 24,” they added. “This event will focus on the player vs. player experience in The Secret World, and players will get to sample both the Eldorado battlefield experience as well as the massive warzone gameplay where over a hundred players clash together in persistent battle. Here the Illuminati, the Templars and the Dragon will get to duke it out and hone their battle skills on each other before the real conflict begins when Early Access opens on June 29.”