ArenaNet has announced that their much anticipated MMORPG – Guild Wars 2, will be launching in both Europe and North America on 28 August 2012.
Building on sales of more than 7 million units of the original game, Guild Wars 2 features visceral, action-oriented combat, a gorgeous – living world full of constantly evolving dynamic events, customizable personal storylines that are unique to each player, Player vs. Player (PvP) combat between small teams or massive armies and most importantly, “a shared online world where players work together as allies instead of as rivals — all with no monthly subscription fee”.
“We’re offering gamers an experience that delivers on the promise of online gaming with a truly social experience in an immense, shared world,” said Mike O’Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet. “After five years of creation, development, and polish, announcing the launch date of Guild Wars 2 is a huge milestone for us, but the thing we’re most looking forward to is seeing gamers from all over the globe explore this world and begin creating their own stories.”
As part of the run-up to Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet will be hosting a final Beta Weekend Event on 20-22 July 2012. Check out the official Guild Wars 2 site for more details.