Today’s Streaming Ones dev livestream announced that The Secret World’s Issue #14 will take place in the familiar sands of Egypt — and that it will release in March. However, that doesn’t mean that everything will be the same old, same old; players will enjoy two new instances, six main missions, two investigation missions, new features, and a new monster.
As promised before, the new issue focuses on self-contained stories instead of following the main storyline. Part of that story includes delving into the past of a liked character (whose voice was teased out in the stream).
As for the instances, Game Director Romain “Tilty” Amiel called one “the spookiest location in game.” He noted that players will be exploring the area with a torch, and “things will be crawling out of the darkness. It wouldn’t be TSW otherwise.” There is a second location that will be used for a very epic boss fight, but devs did not want to give away more spoilers.
The new features include Anima deviation (a buff dungeons bosses can have that will exchange the crowd-control effects of an elite ability for more raw damage), a space-saving teleport window (to take teleport items out of your inventory), and jump pads (think super trampolines). The new creature is a rather large scarab beetle that will happily jump up and attack players where it hurts, and is included as a pet — along with a new outfit — in the collectors edition.