Funcom announced today that their acclaimed story driven MMO The Secret World will be relaunched later this year as Secret World Legends, a shared world action RPG with a completely new progression system, updated visuals and revamped combat. This relaunch will also let players experience the game’s full collection of missions and mysteries for free.
The revamped progression system will not punish gamers who decide to play through the title’s more than 100 hours of content on their own.
Due to the amount of changes being implemented, existing users will have to beging Secret World Legends with a new character.
“Over the course of five years, The Secret World has created a truly memorable RPG universe that stands out to this day for the uniqueness of its dark setting and tone, the depth of its quest design, and the high quality of its voice acting throughout,” said Rui Casais, CEO of Funcom. “Secret World Legends uses that foundation to mark a new era for the game, offering a fresh start for newcomers and long-time fans alike, delivering a captivating journey that can be enjoyed entirely on your own or with friends.”
Gamers interested in taking part in the title’s closed beta should head over to this website and sign up for a chance to get selected.