April's Game Director letter for The Secret World
is hot off the presses, and in it Joel Bylos
shared some juicy morsels about the next issue in store for the horror and conspiracy-laced game. He revealed that whereas Issue #6
was spiced with an Indiana Jones flavor, Issue #7
will be sprinkled with a distinct 007 zest. Yes, Bond. James Bond.
Set in Transylvania, Issue #7 directs players to investigate the presence of the werewolves in the area, which ultimately leads them to an Orochi facility secreted away below a glacier in the Carpathian Fangs. Along the way, players get to experience adventures as a secret agent, complete with daring chases (a snowmobile one at that!), dare-devil jumps from exploding bridges, and close shaves with laser beams near sensitive areas. There's also a new auxiliary weapon to brandish -- the flamethrower.
But the new goodies don't stop there. Bylos introduced a new feature that allows for custom streaming of radio stations or playlists directly into the client as well as a some PvP changes including tweaks to the matchmaking system. He concluded with some teasers about Black Ops and Issue #8. For all the details, check out the full letter