Award-winning independent developer Funcom and global game publisher EA
set to co-publish Funcom's upcoming modern-day MMO 'The Secret World'
MONTREAL, Jan. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Funcom, the award-winning game
developer responsible for titles such as 'Anarchy Online' and 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS),
announced their agreement to co-publish Funcom's highly anticipated
modern-day massively multiplayer online game 'The Secret World'. Hundreds of thousands of gamers have joined the ever-growing community
surrounding the game, and have - even before launch - become active
members in the game's secret societies: the Illuminati, the Dragon and
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Funcom, one of the
world-leaders in the development of massively multiplayer online
games," says David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager
of EA Partners. "We are very excited to be able to take part in the
growing online gaming category with such a highly anticipated title as 'The Secret World'."
'The Secret World' is a next-generation massively multiplayer online game for the PC
platform, where players are given total freedom to create and progress
their characters, unbound by the restrictions of classes and levels.
Players will get the opportunity to join one of the three secret
societies and fight for power over important locations throughout our
own world. Players will also journey through familiar places across
the globe, such as Egypt, New England, London, New York and Seoul and
battle monsters of myth and legend.
"We are tremendously excited to be working with what is undoubtedly the
world-leading games publisher for the past decade, and it is also a
great testament to the fantastic work of our development team," says
Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. "The experience and the knowledge that
Electronic Arts brings to the table will be instrumental in allowing us
to realize the full potential of 'The Secret World'."
'The Secret World' is Funcom's third massively multiplayer game, having previously
developed the award-winning 'Anarchy Online' and the best selling new MMO of 2008 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. No release date has been announced.
For more information, visit the official website at www.darkdaysarecoming.com.
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. Recent titles include 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', 'The
Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest
Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
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