'Guild Wars' Expansion, Sequel Coming


Posted March 27, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

MMO fans, this is big news: A sequel to PVP-heaven MMO Guild Wars is coming, as is an expansion pack.

First the sequel:

Guild Wars 2, a complete sequel, will be released in 2008 and will be subscription free. It will feature:

  • Persistent world
  • Zone-wide events
  • Direct character control, with jumping and more freedom of movement, and increased environmental interaction
  • Enhanced graphics engine
  • Refined, action-oriented skill syste
  • Roleplaying features 
  •  "Return to Tyria," hundreds of years after the events of Guild Wars Prophecies 
  •  New playable races, including Humans, Charr, Norn, Asura, and Sylvari
  • Enhanced character progression system with high level cap
  • Companions
  • Integrated World-vs-World PvP
  • Structured Guild-vs-Guild PvP

The Expansion, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, will feature:

  • Worldwide release is holiday 2007
  • No price at this time, but less than a campaign
  • Reveals what happened in Tyria after the end of Guild Wars: Prophecies
  • Introduces the Norn and Asura, which you can enlist as Heroes
  • Primarily set in the dungeons and caverns north of Ascalon
  • 100% max-level content
  • The Hall of Monuments - Provides access to exclusive Guild Wars titles, companions, miniatures (mini-pets), armor, and weapons that are not obtainable in Guild Wars 2
  • 18 new multi-level dungeons
  • 150 new skills across all ten Guild Wars professions, of which 50 are special PvE-only skills
  • 10 new Heroes
  • 40 new armor sets across all ten Guild Wars professions
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'Guild Wars' Expansion, Sequel Coming


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