Innovative Guild Wars® 2 Gameplay Piques Gamers’ Interest

NCsoft® and ArenaNet® are proud to announce that signups for the next closed beta test for Guild Wars 2 reached one-million signups in just over 48 hours. This impressive response from the gaming community, recording more than 4,000 signups a minute during peak periods, is testament to players’ demand for something new. The innovative RPG and online world design philosophies of Guild Wars 2 are proving to be just what they want.

 

It is no surprise that the most anticipated game launching this year, an accolade awarded to Guild Wars 2 from top gaming outlets from around the world, attracted players wanting to experience the game from 224 countries spanning all seven continents. 

“We built Guild Wars 2 with the notion to bring players together to experience what a true online world experience should be, and we couldn’t be more excited with the reception we’re receiving from gamers wanting to get in and play our game,” said Mike O’Brien, president of ArenaNet and executive producer of Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2’s next closed beta test is scheduled for late-March and will provide players with an opportunity to experience its deep RPG game elements, epic World vs. World battles and inviting social gameplay while helping the team load test the servers.

For more information about Guild Wars 2, please visit www.guildwars2.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 personal storytelling.  Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCsoft and 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 has made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com

About NCsoft 

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.

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