We’ve already been introduced to Hell in The Secret World. But considering the size of the place, you had to know there would be more.
It makes all kinds of sense that the portal to it would be room number 13 of Overlook Motel on Solomon Island.
This portal is the result of some occult tinkering executed by a gentleman named Theodore Wicker. Unfortunately, he didn’t decide to close the portal when he left. Years later, a war rages between the clans of Hell which results in it encroaching on the real world.
Massively’s Matt Daniel was given a tour of this part of Hell and from what he’s reported, it’s everything I’d expect from the home of the damned. In fact, once players pass through Wicker’s portal the first thing they see is a bleak landscape made up of human flesh.
As with the majority of the game, Funcom has decided to do things a little differently here. Rather than filling the instance with wave after wave of trash mobs, the development team elected to use as few as possible. What mobs they do have are designed to teach players what to expect from the bosses that will be encountered later.
Players will also run into a familiar face in the Raising Hell dungeon. Corroder — the stripe-faced demon that was seen in the “Milkshake Girl” trailer — is one of the creatures players will be battling.
I’m already dying to get into this dungeon and try it out. I’ve been wanting to slap stripey-face demon guy in the face with a sword since I first laid eyes on him — he’s very smug looking for a demon.
Luckily, I don’t have to wait long to do it.
Funcom has announced that the ‘Hell Raised’ instance will be one of the playable areas in the beta weekend starting June 15th.