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Guild Wars 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft
Developer: ArenaNet
Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012

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'Guild Wars 2' Celebrates Halloween with Return of The Shadow of the Mad King

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2017 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

Guild Wars 2 redefines massively multiplayer online roleplaying games with visceral, action-oriented combat; a gorgeous, living world full of constantly evolving dynamic events; customizable personal storylines that are unique to each player; intense Player vs. Player combat between small teams or massive armies; and most importantly, a shared online world where players work together as allies instead of as rivals — all with no monthly subscription fee.

ArenaNet is happy to announce the return of Guild Wars 2’s annual in-game Halloween Festival “The Shadow of the Mad King,” running today through Nov. 7.

This year's festivities - free to all players - contain delights old and new:

  • Return to The Mad King’s labyrinth where players will face off against the labyrinth’s frightful denizens and their grisly overlords as well as use their Path of Fire mounts and Heart of Thorns gliders to navigate its twisting passages
  • Leap over crumbling remnants of the shattered Clock Tower jumping puzzle in a mad dash against time
  • Poor Villagers must fight to survive the night against Lunatic Courtiers in the Lunatic Inquisition PvP game
  • Comedic appearances from the Mad King in Lion’s Arch and the chance to confront him in his lair
  • And much more!

Additional details on “The Shadow of the Mad King” Halloween event can be found here.

“The Shadow of the Mad King” content is available free to all players. For the full Guild Wars 2 experience, players can pick up the new second expansion, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, here.


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