ArenaNet introduces Norn for Guild Wars 2

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 11:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen

ArenaNet’s kicked off a week of non-stop Norn goodness as its introduces the class for Guild Wars 2.

The shape-shifting group, first introduced in Eye of the North, will have all the attention for the MMO this week, with new art, screens and a video all promised for this week by AN.

Going into its background, the developer says that the Norn are known to go for two things: “glory and deeds of valor.”

“Many of the races in Guild Wars 2 come from a background of displacement,” says lore designer, Ree Soesbee.

“However, where other races see their tribulations as losses, the norn see it as a challenge, a chance to overcome adversity and reach greatness.”

Soesbee adds: “The norn are absolutely not ‘big humans.’ They have their own culture, their own ethics and morality. A norn seeks to master herself and drive her own body and soul to greatness through constantly testing her own physical limits.”

There’s a lot more through here.

Guild Wars 2 releases later this year.