Beta sign-ups begin on August 26.
Funcom has announced that its MMO The Secret World will be released in April 2012, with beta sign-ups set to kick off on August 26.
"This isn't your typical fantasy MMO. In this world, everything is true: all the myths, legends and conspiracies are true," said Ragnar Tournquist from Funcom.
In The Secret World players have to choose a side and join one of three secret societies engaged in a secret war against the darkness – a war fought in battlefield and in board rooms.
"At Gamescom we're revealing our large-scale player vs. player battlefields. In Secret World we have no levels, no classes, but an incredibly deep skill system tool that allows you to create exactly the type character you want to play," said Tournquist.