A newsletter sent yesterday to current and former players of The Secret World
invites them to sign up for the game's upcoming Black Watchmen alternate reality game
, which is due to officially kick off in September. Here's the hard pill to swallow for those of you used to the B2P nature of TSW
: The ARG isn't free. Players who sign up will be funding the game's previously announced Crowdtilt crowdfunding campaign and will receive a year's worth of ARG gameplay and missions and a special in-game outfit for $20 ($10 off the normal fee).
Massively's MJ explored the ARG in detail
just a few weeks ago. Enjoy the trailer below!
[Thanks to Dengar for the tip.]
[Update: It turns out that if you're a lifetime member of TSW
, this deal is even sweeter: Not only do you pick up the in-game goodies, but you get a free sub to the ARG for a year.]