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Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase editions revealed

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NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced the various pre-purchase editions of Guild Wars 2, including a standard, digital deluxe, and collector's editions. Beginning April 10, persons who purchase any of the editions will receive guaranteed access to all of the beta weekends and three-day head start before the game's launch. As an added bonus for those who pre-purchase, an exclusive in-game Hero's Band will be included that contains various stat enhancements for characters.

Dedicated fans will want to secure themselves a copy of the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition that includes a wealth of exclusive physical and digital items. The bonus items include a 10-inch Rytlock statue, custom frame and five art prints, 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book, Best of Guild Wars 2 soundtrack CD, and five in-game items. Some of the in-game items include a Mistfire Wolf companion and miniature Rytlock.

The standard edition will sell for $60, the digital deluxe for $80, and collector's edition for $150. Pre-orders at traditional retailers will include a one-day head start before the game's launch. Visit the Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase page for further details.

NCsoft Reveals Pre-Purchase Programme Details for Guild Wars 2 – the Most Anticipated Game of 2012

Guaranteed Access to All Beta Weekend Events with Pre-Purchase of Collector’s, Digital Deluxe and Standard Editions

BRIGHTON, UK – 13th March, 2012 – NCsoft, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today reveals the Pre-Purchase programme for Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated online role-playing game scheduled for release in 2012. 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. 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 Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition offers fans an unparalleled collection of physical content that goes beyond the game. 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 Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition retails at €149.99/£129.99 SRP, the Digital Deluxe at €74.99/£64.99 SRP and the Standard Edition at €54.99/£49.99 SRP. Players may also pre-order Guild Wars 2 at select retailers, allowing them to reserve their copy of the game at launch. Players who pre-order Guild Wars 2 will receive a one-day head start prior to launch.
For additional information on the Pre-Purchase programme or Guild Wars 2, visit www.GuildWars2.com.

About NCsoft
NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars® and City of Heroes® franchises. Announced in August 2011, WildStar™ is the newest MMO being developed by internal team Carbine Studios. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.

About Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars®2 is a visually stunning MMO that will offer players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCsoft and game developer ArenaNet ™ are creating an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit www.GuildWars2.com