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The Secret World beta registration open

Web game The Secret War detailed.

Beta registration for Funcom MMO The Secret World is now open.

You can now put your name down to be evaluated for participation in the upcoming beta phases, due to run up to the launch of the game in April 2012.

Funcom will increase the number of beta participants gradually, it said.

Meanwhile, the first phase of web game The Secret War has begun. It's designed to get you involved in the conflict between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragon - the three factions in The Secret World - before the game is released.

To do this you take a personality test to determine which secret society you belong to. You then choose which society to join.

The second phase of this spin-off will let you unlock guaranteed beta access, achievements and exclusive in-game items. You can recruit friends and deploy them as agents, scoring points for your society.