Each playable race has its own distinct regions, signature city, and personal storyline options
ArenaNet has announced that the Asura and Ssylvari races will be made available to Guild Wars 2 players during the final Beta Weekend Event (July 20-22). Players will be able to create characters from any of the five main races of Tyria - Human, Norn, Charr, Asura, and Sylvari - and begin their Guild Wars 2 experience in any of the five radically different home regions.
For Asura players, this means beginning your tale in Metrica Province, a vivid, exotic jungle area full of high-tech laboratories, quirky golems, and competing krewes of mad scientists. Nearby, the massive monoliths of the Asuran capital Rata Sum hum with technomagical power. Sylvari players begin their story in the Grove, a luminous living city nestled in the shade of the Pale Tree, the "mother" of every member of this young race of plant humanoids. The Sylvari are an enigmatic race of chivalrous explorers who are driven by an insatiable curiosity and guided by a collective Dream.
If you want to reserve a spot in the beta, you must pre-purchase a copy of Guild Wars 2.
, will be launched in both Europe and North America on August 28, 2012. As they prepare for launch, ArenaNet will be hosting a final Beta Weekend Event on July 20-22, 2012.