NCsoft today launched the Pre-Purchase programme for Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated game launching this year. Players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s, Digital Deluxe or Standard/Digital Editions will receive guaranteed entry into beta weekend events and a three-day headstart prior to launch. As a bonus, players who pre-purchase any edition will also receive an exclusive Hero’s Band, providing their Guild Wars 2 characters with a broad range of power boosts.
The three versions of Guild Wars 2 available for pre-purchase are:
The Standard/Digital Edition:•Guild Wars 2 serial code (to activate the game at launch)
•Guaranteed access to Guild Wars 2 beta events
•Three day ‘headstart’ access to Guild Wars 2 at launch
•Exclusive ‘Hero’s Band’ in-game item
The Digital Deluxe Edition:
Includes the digital features of the Standard Edition (as above) plus five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock who will accompany them on their travels through Tyria.
The Collector’s Edition:
For the complete Guild Wars 2 experience, the Collector’s Edition includes all of the contents found within the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe editions, plus:
•A 25 centimetre hand-painted Rytlock Brimstone statue wielding a flaming sword
•112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book
•Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD
•A custom art frame complete with portfolio and five Guild Wars 2 art prints
•Collectible Metal Box
The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition retails at €149.99/£129.99 SRP, the Digital Deluxe at €74.99/£64.99 SRP and the Standard/Digital Edition at €54.99/£49.99 SRP. To take advantage of these special Pre-Purchase promotions and to secure a copy of Guild Wars 2, players may visit its official site or one of several participating retailers.
Players may also pre-order Guild Wars 2 at select retailers, allowing them to reserve their copy of the game at launch. Players who pre-order Guild Wars 2 will receive a one-day headstart prior to launch. Pre-purchase differs from pre-order as players buy the game outright before release and gain fantastic benefits through the Pre-Purchase programme.
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