Mysterious, modern, magical MMO The Secret World is to suffer a two week delay, developer Funcom has said.

The game will now be coming out on July 3rd as opposed to the original June 19th release date. Funcom has put the delay down to “market reasons”. "The new launch date places The Secret World in a more positive launch window which will benefit the launch of the game," a spokesman for the Norwegian studio added.

The Early Access period has now moved to June 29th due to the delay.

Funcom has had a bit of a reshuffle with the next beta weekends too. The third of these, Hell Raised, takes placed between June 15th and 17th. This one gives the Illuminati and Dragon players a starter experience and also bundles the Tempar experience. Also included are the Savage Coast area and Hell Raised dungeon.

The fourth beta weekend runs between June 22nd and 24, this brings player versus player combat to the table.