Some new information is coming from ArenaNet this morning regarding the first true expansion for Guild Wars - Guild Wars: Eye of the North.
There will be a pre-release bonus pack for those who pre-order the game through various outlets. The pack promises to offer a host of "compelling" features, including in-game items and access to the Guild Wars: Eye of the North Sneak Peek Weekend, which is set to take place later this summer. Included in the announcement was a press release, which goes into further detail about the benefits of the pre-release package.
ArenaNet Press Release wrote:
Players who pre-order Guild Wars: Eye of the North will gain access to the Sneak Peek Weekend, August 24–26, 2007, where they will be able to log into the game for a first look at Eye of the North. Players will be able to explore the Far Shiverpeaks region of the world, home of the barbaric Norn. Everything players obtain during the Sneak Peek Weekend, including items, XP, Heroes, and loot, will be permanent and available when the expansion goes live.
The Guild Wars: Eye of the North prerelease bonus pack also comes with exclusive weapons, including the Glacial Blade, the Hourglass Staff, and the Darksteel Longbow. These new weapons are based on the winning designs from the Guild Wars Design-a-Weapon Contest held earlier this year. In addition, the prerelease bonus pack includes a Guild Wars Trilogy Trial DVD that provides access to all three of the Guild Wars campaigns for a special trial promotion lasting 10 hours or 14 days, whichever comes first.
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