NCsoft has kicked off its Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase program. Players who pick up the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s, Digital Deluxe, or Standard/Digital Editions before launch will receive entry into beta weekend events and access to the game three days before launch. All pre-purchases will also receive an exclusive in-game, stat-boosting item, the Hero’s Band.
There are three editions, detailed below, with prices ranging from $59.99 to $149.99. Gamers who want to take advantage of the extras will need to take note that pre-purchase isn’t the same as pre-order, which some retailers are offering with a one-day headstart, in that a pre-purchase requires buying the game before launch.
The Standard/Digital Edition ($59.99):
- 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 2at launch
- Exclusive ‘Hero’s Band’ in-game item
The Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99):
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the digital features of the Standard/Digital 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 ($149.99):
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 10-inch 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
Official Site: www.GuildWars2.com