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Funcom - Jun 19, 2017 10:49 GMT

'Secret World Legends', Funcom's Free-to-Play shared-world RPG reboot of its MMO 'The Secret World' , launches on June 26 th

Oslo, Norway – 19 th June, 2017 – One week to go! On Monday June 26 th Funcom is launching ' Secret World Legends', its Free-to-Play reboot of its conspiracy themed massively multiplayer online game 'The Secret World'. With fully revamped combat mechanics, a redesigned progression system, visual upgrades, and with a greater focus on the player's journey through the world and its massive storyline, 'Secret World Legends' offers a better and more accessible entry into the world myths and legends.

With only one week to go, Funcom is counting down to release by kicking off a mystery ARG (Alternate Reality Game) titled ' Kiss of the Revenant'. Focusing on the solving of intricate puzzles and mysteries, in this ARG an unsettling storyteller invites players to take a second look at a tragic love story on the Savage Coast. Players will be challenged to decipher and perform a ritual that crafts an exclusive set of weapons for use in ' Secret World Legends'. The ARG is free and accessible to anyone on .

"This is a fantastic throwback to the early days of 'The Secret World' when we ran massive ARGs with thousands of players involved," says Game Director Romain Amiel. "We wanted to give fans an opportunity to experience that excitement again, and it is really the perfect way to get into the spirit of the Secret World universe as enter the final days before launch."

'Kiss of the Revenant' has now started and will run up to launch of the game on June 26 th.

For this event, Funcom worked with the gaming studio Alice & Smith. The companies have a track record of teaming up together to make innovative, compelling alternate reality games and puzzle events, including crossovers between ' The Secret World' and Alice & Smith's own property, 'The Black Watchmen'. As part of this event, a special edition of 'Secret World Legends' will also be available soon on Steam in an ARG bundle including various exclusive in-game items and a copy of 'The Black Watchmen'.

For more information about ' Secret World Legends', please visit .


ABOUT FUNCOM - 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. Titles include ‘CONAN EXILES‘, ‘The Secret World’, 'LEGO ® Minifigures Online', ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please . For information about Funcom games visit , , , , , , or . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

ABOUT ALICE & SMITH - Alice & Smith is a Montreal-based game studio. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the company launched The Black Watchmen, the first Permanent Alternate Reality Game ( In 2016, they expanded the Black Watchmen universe with two other titles: Ahnayro: The Dream World (, a game you can only play at night, and NITE Team 4 (, a military hacking RPG. The independent studio was named Startup of the Year during the Montreal NUMIX Gala. They recently published a comic book ( detailing a worldwide live event and an 84-page almanac ( reviewing the last 2 years of their ever-evolving permanent alternate reality game. 

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Funcom counts down to 'Secret World Legends' Launch with Mystery ARG

About Funcom

Funcom was founded in 1993 and has since then developed and published over 25 game titles across several genres and gaming platforms. Most notable of these are the online games 'Conan Exiles', 'The Secret World', 'Age of Conan' and 'Anarchy Online...

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