|NCsoft outline pre-purchase promotion for Guild Wars 2|
|Posted: 13.03.2012 13:44 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Those who whack down some cash for Guild Wars 2 from April 10th for any edition - Collector's, Deluxe or Standard - get "guaranteed entry" to every beta access weekend to run.
You also get a "three-day head start" before the official launch of the MMO. An exclusive Hero's Band will also be awarded, boosting some stats. NCsoft also outline edition bundles.
ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 is a free-to-play MMORPG once you've coughed up the price of admission at the door, so-to-speak. Pre-orders at retailers give one-day head starts.
"From 10th April, players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s, Digital Deluxe or Standard Editions will receive guaranteed entry into all beta weekend events and a three-day head start prior to launch, giving them the opportunity to be among the first to secure their character and guild names," read the press release.
"As a bonus, players who pre-purchase any edition will also receive an exclusive Hero’s Band, which will provide their characters with a variety of stat enhancements as they venture into the world of Tyria in Guild Wars 2."
The studio has unveiled the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition: "The centrepiece of the Collector’s Edition is a detailed, hand-painted 25 centimetre statue of the bestial warrior Rytlock Brimstone wielding his signature flaming sword."
"Along with the Rytlock statue, players will receive a custom frame with five stunning Guild Wars 2 art prints from world-renowned artists, a 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book, a Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD by award-winning composer Jeremy Soule and five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock who will accompany them on their travels through Tyria."
The pricing will be around €149.99/£129.99 for the , €74.99/£64.99 for the Digital Deluxe, and €54.99/£49.99 for the Standard Edition, advises the NCsoft press release.