MMO madness: Guild Wars 2 to release on August 28

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:57 GMT

ArenaNet has confirmed that Guild Wars 2 will release on August 28, and that a final beta weekend event will take place on July 20-22.

The date came in a teaser trailer. Watch it below.

Guild Wars 2 will be the largest MMO release this year. No subscription is required to play.

The game will cost €54.99/$59.99 for the basic digital edition and €74.99/$79.99 for digital deluxe edition.

A collector’s edition was issued, but has long since sold-out.

“We’re offering gamers an experience that delivers on the promise of online gaming with a truly social experience in an immense, shared world ,” said Mike O’Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet.

“After five years of creation, development, and polish, announcing the launch date of Guild Wars 2 is a huge milestone for us, but the thing we’re most looking forward to is seeing gamers from all over the globe explore this world and begin creating their own stories.”

A final beta weekend event will take place on July 20-22.

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