NCsoft has announced a pre-purchase program for Guild Wars 2 which starts on April 10.
Players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s, Digital Deluxe or Standard Editions will receive guaranteed entry into all beta weekend events and a three-day head start prior to launch, which will allow folks to secure their character and guild names.
As a bonus, players who pre-purchase any edition will also receive an exclusive Hero’s Band, which will provides characters with a variety of stat enhancements.
The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition includes a detailed, hand-painted 25 centimeter statue of the warrior Rytlock Brimstone and his signature flaming sword as well as: a custom frame with five Guild Wars 2 art prints, a 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book, a Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD by composer Jeremy Soule, and five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock who will accompany them on their travels.
The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition retails at $150 /€149.99/£129.99, the Digital Deluxe at $69.99/€74.99/£64.99 and the Standard Edition at $49.99/€54.99/£49.99.
More beta events are expected next month, and the game is out sometime this year.