Funcom is breathing new life into their classic title The Secret World with a host of updates. That and it is currently free so heres what they are giving us.

A classic brought back to life.

Things like this never end well. (Don’t look down.)

Funcom is excited to announce that their acclaimed story driven game The Secret World will be relaunched this spring as Secret World Legends, a shared-world action RPG with completely revamped combat. A newly designed progression system, and updated visuals. The game’s full collection of missions and mysteries will be free to play, with over 100 hours of mature storytelling and surprises. Players can sign up for Secret World Legends’ beta at www.SecretWorldLegends.com

“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. With 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.”

The story of The Secret World

Secret World Legends plunges players into a shadowy war against the supernatural in an adventure that crosses our world with the realms of ancient myth and legend. As players traverse the globe unraveling complex investigations into the unknown, they’ll need to uncover clues and use their own wits as much as their characters’ abilities. A highly extensive and customizable arsenal of firearms, weapons, gear and otherworldly powers will give players the strength to battle the forces of darkness as they dig deeper into these vast and mysterious lands. Players can go at it alone and enjoy the over 100 hours of story at their own pace, or team up with others as they explore the world and unravel its mysteries.

Funcom is bringing their classic forward and the whole things sounds pretty interesting. Mystery type games are kind of rare. SO here is one for all of you sleuths out there to get cracking on the case. Be sure to let me know what you find.

My mystery senses are tingling.