Want a sneak peek at The Secret World's
upcoming Tokyo playfield? You only have to sit through a 13-hour train ride to get it! OK, not really, but that's what one enterprising fan did in order to see if Issue #6's
Last Train to Cairo would eventually reach its destination. If you haven't played through the new content yet, there's a climatic train sequence that involves a series of boss fights, and since players can be defeated, fall off the train, or otherwise fail to complete their objectives, the train keeps going (and going... and going).
One fan decided to stay on the train for 13 hours to see what would happen, and while she didn't make it to Cairo, she was rewarded with a visit from Funcom
game director Joel Bylos
near the end of her marathon livestream
. Bylos subsequently ported her to the work-in-progress Tokyo zone for an impromptu tour.
Tokyo plays a significant role in TSW's
overarching narrative. Players first visit it during the game's subway tutorial sequence, and the shadowy Orochi Group
bases its headquarters there. While the preview shows off a rough version of the zone, complete with missing textures and very few NPCs, it also shows off a ginormous playfield and gives TSW
fans reason to be excited for upcoming content updates. The Tokyo sequence starts around the 13:47:00 mark of the livestream linked below.