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access_time August 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM in Culture by Sean Garmer

Guild Wars 2 Launches Tuesday August 28

NCsoft, and ArenaNet, developer of the Guild Wars franchise, are ready to unleash Guild Wars 2 to millions of fans around the world this Tuesday August 28. Fans who pre-purchased the game can log-in on August 25 as part of the Headstart Program, and play the game three days early.

Here are some of the big features in Guild Wars 2:

• Dynamic Events: Guild Wars 2 is a living, breathing world where events occur naturally and in response to players’ actions. This system fosters cooperation between players—everyone who participates is rewarded, and players begin to naturally cooperate instead of compete.
• Personal Stories: Your deeply customized personal story begins when you first create your character, then twists and turns with each fateful decision you make.
• Action-Oriented Combat: Guild Wars 2 is an action game at heart. Survival in combat is based on timing, skill, and movement. Well-timed dodges or combo attacks are integral to any battle. Guild Wars 2 rethinks the outdated class restrictions of other games, giving players the tools and skills they need to play with friends regardless of their class.
• Player vs. Player and World vs. World: Competitive multiplayer in Guild Wars 2 consists of two exciting modes. PvP serves up intense small-unit combat that focuses on skill and strategy, not gear. WvW pits entire servers of players against each other in a two-week-long war on a series of huge maps.


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