It’s been common knowledge that Funcom has been working on a small scale Secret World related game. It was announced in their quarterly reports and since then players have been hunting around for anything they can find out about it.
Recently Tilty (Game Director for TSW) started teasing something on his Twitter account when he began releasing parts of what appeared to be a logo (similar to the launch of Issue 11 and the cover art) and yesterday the new game was announced.
Hide and Shriek will be available on Steam in time for Halloween and will see players battle one on one to scare the living daylights out of their opponents using all kinds of tricks, traps and creepy surprises.
How is this related to The Secret World? you might ask. Well there is a tradition among the students of Innsmouth Academy and Little Springs High. They sneak into the schools after midnight every Halloween and play a game of Hide and Shriek. To make it a bit more difficult for their classmates they are also invisible and the only way to find their opponent is to keep a close eye on their surroundings for things that seem out of place (which is most things in TSW where normal is a relative term).
As you progress you’ll unlock new traps and spells and you’ll be able to scare your opponents with customisable masks (including gooey eyeballs, bloody hatchets and we dread to think what else).
Currently there’s no price set or a fixed release date however you can keep up with all the latest developments over at the game’s Steam Page here