Gamescom: Guild Wars 2

Gamescom saw NCSoft detail Guild Wars 2 in greater detail including numerous screenshots, an information pack and a video. Following on from the massively successful original, Guild Wars, the sequel and looks to expand its market share in the MMORPG market.

Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning, deeply customisable fantasy game that radically alters the MMO landscape.

Featuring visceral, powerful action-orientated combat; unique personalised storylines; a vast, living world that player’s choices can really change; intense player vs. player action; and gorgeous handcrafted artistry.

Guild Wars offers a world-class game experience but without the steep monthly subscription fee that other games charge their players. Guild Wars 2 will change the way you think of video games.

The original Guild Wars series has sold nearly 7 million units across North America and Europe, and continues to enjoy an active and loyal player base that eagerly awaits the sequel.

The franchise launched in 2005 with Guild Wars Prophecies and continued with Guild Wars Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall and the Guild Wars: Eye of the North expansion.

Guild Wars 2 is developed by Bellevue, Washington-based ArenaNet®, a 250 person strong game studio with a proven track record in creating world-class MMOs. The game builds on the rich lore and innovative gameplay developed in Guild Wars, but takes us 250 years into the future to a radically reimagined world of Tyria.

Key Features

  • A dynamic, interactive gaming experience. Your choices and actions have a real effect on the world around you. Will the besieged villagers fight off the rampaging centaur horde or succumb to the attack? You decide!
  • Personalised storylines. Guild Wars 2 is YOUR story. Follow your own customised storyline as it evolves from choices you made at the beginning of the game.
  • A rich, fully realised fantasy world. Developed by one of the most talented and widely respected teams in the industry, the vast world of Tyria has been brought to life with incredible attention to detail.Guild Wars 2 is YOUR story. Follow your own customised storyline as it evolves from choices you made at the beginning of the game.
  • New depths of character customisation. You choose from eight powerful professions and from five races – the defiant humans, the feline charr, the mystical sylvari, the mighty norn or the ingenious asura.
  • Innovative combat. Featuring amazing skills, combos, improvisational tactics and environmental weapons, the Guild Wars 2 combat system puts the fun back in MMO battles.
  • Fierce player vs. player action. Take up arms in epic world vs. world warfare or test your skills against other players in competitive player vs. player (PvP) arenas.
  • A rich, fully realised fantasy world. Developed by one of the most talented and widely respected teams in the industry, the vast world of Tyria has been brought to life with incredible attention to detail.

The live demo from Gamescom can be found on YouTube: http://youtu.be/_ipnfzAz8Ak

To find more out about this game visit the official site: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/