The Secret World: WEEK OF THE ILLUMINATI

Durham, USA – January 9 th, 2012 – Today Funcom kicks off the Week of the Illuminati, a full week of focus on the most secret of the three secret societies that players can join in the upcoming modern-day massively multiplayer online game  ‘The Secret World’. Throughout the week Funcom will be serving information, artworks, screenshots, a video, and a developer Q&A on Facebook.

Which secret society do you belong with? Find out by taking  the initiation test!

The Illuminati are invisible puppet-masters and corporate manipulators, and they crave power and wealth by any means necessary. They may have ancient roots, but they remain forever young and hungry. The Illuminati’s golden agents enjoy power, money and glamour – but the real power they offer you goes beyond that: Information worked from every civilian, government and clandestine organization in the world.

To kick off the week, Funcom has released a batch of new Illuminati themed artworks that can be found on the  official website and on our  press FTP. For the developer Q&A that will be held on Facebook on January 15 th, gamers everywhere can already start submitting their questions today  via the ‘Questions & Answers’ app on the page.

'The Secret World' is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated MMOs in development, breaking new grounds and genre conventions by introducing a modern-day setting, a story-focused MMO experience, and a freeform progression system using no classes and no levels. Last year Funcom announced that over 500,000 gamers are now registered for the ongoing beta testing. 'The Secret World' is published by Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and will ship in April 2012.

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. 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.comwww.thesecretworld.com or  www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

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