NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, have today announced plans that will make this coming PAX South weekend one to remember for Guild Wars 2 fans, whether they’re in San Antonio, London, or L.A. (Lion’s Arch). ArenaNet has organized a live event at PAX South that is also being livestreamed around the world to deliver an exclusive sneak peek at what’s next for their award-winning MMO. Bookending the event will be treats for existing players and new fans alike, with a double XP weekend in-game and the launch of the biggest sale ever offering Guild Wars 2 at the unprecedented price of £8.75/€9.99.
ArenaNet is kicking off PAX South on Saturday with ‘Guild Wars 2: Beyond the Point of No Return’, a special presentation by studio president and co-founder Mike O’Brien and game director Colin Johanson . The event will be livestreamed on Twitch and hosted by Jennifer Hale, star voiceover actress and Guild Wars 2 fan favorite for her portrayal of Queen Jennah. Also joining the event are popular YouTube and Twitch personalities Bog Otter, AuroraPeachy , Jebro and ChroNickGamer , all of whom will be on hand to cover pre-show activities.
‘Guild Wars 2: Beyond the Point of No Return’ begins at 17:30 CET (16:30 GMT) on Saturday, January 24 in the PAX South Main Theater in San Antonio, Texas. The livestream begins with a pre-show at 17:00 CET (16:00 GMT) on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/guildwars2. After the presentation, the livestream will switch over to post-show commentary from another pair of popular online personalities, MattVisual and WoodenPotatoes. For EU territories, ArenaNet has arranged parallel livestreams in German with Honeyball and GuildNews.de , French with Ashuvidz and Spanish with YukieKoori and GuildWars Update where fans will be able to follow the event in their native language.
Outside of the event, PAX South weekend also has big incentives for existing and new players alike to jump in and play Guild Wars 2. Both versions of the game will be on sale for 75 percent off all weekend. At only £8.75/€9.99 for the standard edition, this is the biggest sale yet for one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time, and a steal for an MMO that doesn’t charge subscription fees. The 75 percent off discount applies to all editions of the game purchased through buy.guildwars2.com from 17:00 CET (16:00 GMT) on Saturday, 24th January 24 to 08:59 CET (07:59 GMT) on Monday 26th January.
Meanwhile on Tyria, it’s a level up love-fest. Players who jump in and play Guild Wars 2 will get rewarded with double XP and they can purchase additional boosters for 15 percent off throughout the weekend. For anyone who wants to level up their current characters or explore a new race and profession, their time is now.
To learn more about all of the upcoming activities for Guild Wars 2 and to follow the news coming out of PAX South, please visit www.guildwars2.com.