Guild Wars 2, one of the most highly anticipated MMORPG’s coming out this year, is going to be hitting store shelves August 28th.
Being a huge fan of the first Guild Wars (long before any of the expansions came out), I haven’t had the chance to play the second one yet. But, from what I have seen of it, it’s shaping up to ‘attempt’ to revolutionize the MMO Market. Whether ArenaNet can pull this off or not has yet to be seen. They do have experience building insanely popular titles, so anything is possible.
The release date has been a bit of mystery up until now, with Mike O’Brien (the big cheese over there) stating that with the success of the recent stress tests, they felt that they could finally ‘nail down the date’.
For those of you interested in PvP and World vs World, head over to GW2Versus, a dedicated Guildwars2 forum with individual server forums.
He went on to say. “This is an incredibly momentous day for the studio and for me personally. This journey began in 2007 when we first announced that we were beginning work on Guild Wars 2 and that you wouldn’t be hearing from us for a while. Then in 2010 we unveiled our manifesto for Guild Wars 2: a living breathing online world that challenges convention, that’s designed for fun instead of grind, and that brings social interaction to a new level in an online world.
“Through all the long hours and hard decisions, we were bolstered by the knowledge that we were not in this alone. All along you’ve been there for us, cheering us on, supporting us when we needed it, testing early versions of the game, and above all, giving us your honest feedback every step of the way. Guild Wars 2 is a better game for all of the work that our community has put in.”
With exactly two months until the release of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet has announced that there will be one final Beta Weekend, taking place July 20-22. As if you weren’t excited enough, check out the newly released “Get Ready” Trailer from the folks over at ArenaNet.