BRIGHTON, UK – 10th April 2012 -- NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today launches the Pre-Purchase programme for Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated game launching this year. Players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s, Digital Deluxe or Standard/Digital Editions will receive guaranteed entry into beta weekend events and a three-day headstart prior to launch. As a bonus, players who pre-purchase any edition will also receive an exclusive Hero’s Band, providing their Guild Wars 2 characters with a broad range of power boosts.
The three versions of Guild Wars 2 available for pre-purchase are:
The Standard/Digital Edition:
Guild Wars 2 serial code (to activate the game at launch)
Guaranteed access to Guild Wars 2 beta events
Three day ‘headstart’ access to Guild Wars 2 at launch
Exclusive ‘Hero’s Band’ in-game item
The Digital Deluxe Edition:
Includes the digital features of the Standard Edition (as above) plus five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock who will accompany them on their travels through Tyria.
The Collector’s Edition:
For the complete Guild Wars 2 experience, the Collector’s Edition includes all of the contents found within the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe editions, plus:
A 25 centimetre hand-painted Rytlock Brimstone statue wielding a flaming sword
112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book
Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD
A custom art frame complete with portfolio and five Guild Wars 2 art prints
Collectible Metal Box
The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition retails at €149.99/£129.99 SRP, the Digital Deluxe at €74.99/£64.99 SRP and the Standard/Digital Edition at €54.99/£49.99 SRP. To take advantage of these special Pre-Purchase promotions and to secure a copy of Guild Wars 2, players may visit buy.guildwars2.com or one of several participating retailers.
Players may also pre-order Guild Wars 2 at select retailers, allowing them to reserve their copy of the game at launch. Players who pre-order Guild Wars 2 will receive a one-day headstart prior to launch. Pre-purchase differs from pre-order as players buy the game outright before release and gain fantastic benefits through the Pre-Purchase programme.
NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars® and City of Heroes® franchises. Announced in August 2011, WildStar™ is the newest MMO being developed by internal team Carbine Studios. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.
About Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars®2 is a visually stunning MMO that will offer players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCsoft and game developer ArenaNet ™ are creating an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com.