Guild Wars

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft

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'Guild Wars' In Stores Now

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

"By bringing together the best elements of action, roleplaying and massively multiplayer games we have created a unique gameplay experience that appeals to casual and core players alike," Mike O'Brien, ArenaNet co-founder said. "Players throughout Europe, North America and Australia will now be able to compete in the Guild Wars world together."

Players must select eight of the more than 450 available skills to build competitive characters for each battle. Challenging gameplay forces players to use their heads and make good decisions in a brains-over-brawn battlefield. Dramatic guild challenges, tournament play and arena combat provide a unique game experience each time players log on.

Retailers across Europe and North America are anticipating impressive sales as Guild Wars enters the PC game marketplace. According to EB GamesTM, Guild Wars is one of the best-selling preorder PC games year-to-date in North America and European retailers are reporting equally impressive results.

More than 500,000 players participated in public preview events in the US and Europe. Those events culminated in an impressive showing at yesterday's exclusive preview event, which granted players who preordered the game access to the Guild Wars world a full day before the official launch.

Guild Wars is now available across Europe at £29.99 / €44.99. The special Collector's Edition featuring an art book, Internet chat headset and Guild Wars soundtrack CD is also available at £49.99 / €69.99. There is no monthly subscription fee.

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