Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchase Now Live

BRIGHTON, UK – 10 th 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.

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.

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

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