NCSoft and ArenaNet will launch the pre-order campaign for Guild Wars 2 on April 10, with standard, digital deluxe collector's editions among the available options. Anyone who pre-orders one of these, doesn't matter which, can look forward to early access to the game, including all beta events planned leading up to the launch as well as a three-day head start with the online action when the game is released later this year.
The catch is that you'll need to put your Guild Wars 2 pre-order in with NCSoft through the game's official website if you want 72-hour lead; other retailers are only offering a 24-hour head start. The pricing starts at $49.99 for the vanilla version of the game. The digital deluxe edition runs for $79.99 and includes an assortment of in-game items for you to use. The $150 Collector's Edition packs in all of that and then some: a 10-inch Rytlock statue, a Making Of book, an art frame, some artwork and a soundtrack CD, all of which you can see above.