Guild Wars: Eye of the North Gears Up for Release

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Guild Wars: Eye of the North is kicking it into high gear to prepare for release August 31. It has been confirmed that this final Guild Wars expansion before Guild Wars 2 will be available in retail stores for $39.99 in North America and 34.99 (euro) in Europe. Eye of the North will also be available through the NCsoft store at PlayNC.com and in the Guild Wars in-game store and will continue with the no subscription fee.

Guild Wars: Eye of the North follows up on events told in the original Guild Wars campaign, and is set in previously unexplored areas of the continent of Tyria. The expansion contains a host of new features that will appeal directly to veteran Guild Wars players, including 18 large, multi-level dungeons, 150 new skills across all ten Guild Wars professions, ten new Heroes, 40 new armor sets, and more items, weapons, and titles. Additionally, through the innovative Hall of Monuments, Guild Wars: Eye of the North creates a path for players to carry the legacy of their characters into the upcoming Guild Wars 2. The Hall of Monuments will allow players to preserve their accomplishments and titles from Guild Wars, Factions, and Nightfall, which can then be claimed in Guild Wars 2.

I am really stoked about theĀ  Hall of Monuments innovation. I’m very interested in Guild Wars 2 and have always maintained that players’ in game accomplishments don’t have enough (if any) impact on the world of most MMOs.

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