After many long years, the sun is about to set on the development cycle of Guild Wars 2, the sequel to one of the first massively-multiplayer online role-playing games to abandon the concept of monthly fees. Thus, ArenaNet and NCSoft have opened up their product to be pre-purchased for a variety of benefits sure to enrapture fans of the original and those interested in the direction of this new title.
By simply visiting http://buy.guildwars2.com and entering in the requested information, players become entitled to a day-one copy of Guild Wars 2 alongside two very enticing perks. The first bonus to be bestowed on early adopters is access to the game’s upcoming beta event, a process that has already begun to take registration for those with an access key. The next, possibly more desirable reward for pre-purchase is access to the complete game three days before it officially launches as well as a Hero’s Band item that is also exclusive to this particular brand of customers.
Three options for pre-ordering include a Collector’s Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and a Standard/Digital Edition. Regardless, choosing to pre-purchase any of these will result in the subsequent rewarding of a beta key, three-day early access, and the special Hero’s Band item. Guild Wars 2 has no official release date, but it is expected to launch later this year.