Guild Wars 2 Opens The Super Adventure Box

ArenaNet has gone above and beyond what’s expected of an April Fool’s Day gag and put together a real piece of content that players can experience in the Guild Wars 2 proper called the Super Adventure Box. The new zone launched today, and will be available for the rest of April until it gets shut off.

The new zone is designed as a tribute to the games of yore, including Super Mario and the Legend of Zelda, and is accessible by visiting a character named Moto in Rata Sum. As the following trailer depicts, you’ll be able to experience three levels of retro-style platforming and adventuring alone or with a few of your friends.

Fall damage is disabled, and you’ll be able to earn special weapon skins that you can apply onto your equipment and use back in the “real” world. These item skins come with their own set of pixelated effects and are well worth obtaining for their aesthetic alone.

“It started out as a fun side project idea. Originally, we were going to have a laugh with a fake 8-bit update, but the more the team worked on it the more we realised we had something really cool on our hands,” said game director Colin Johanson.

“We figured; the gaming community are really going to love this, let’s expand on the concept of the Living World in Guild Wars 2 and make it for real.”

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3 Comments on Guild Wars 2 Opens The Super Adventure Box

Mike

On April 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

That was the best commercial for guild wars 2 ever….

DrChannington

On April 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Probably the most awesome piece of content ever.

Aedelric

On April 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I was playing it for hours on end yesterday. It is amazing, takes me right back to my childhood, very Legend of Zelda even the bombs and secret room noise. They even made 17 unique 8-bit tracks for it, which you can download for free on ArenaNet’s sound cloud.

We have had great content every month since release, Arena Net never fails to impress, best sixty euro I have spent. :)