Halloween hits Guild Wars 2 with launch of Shadow of the Mad King


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NCsoft is set to launch a large content update for the recently released Guild Wars 2 later today. Titled Shadow of the Mad King, the free update will not only include 80 pieces of content, much of which will be available from here on out, but also some Halloween-themed material that will only be available from now until October 31.

Players can look forward to a new four-act arc based around the Mad King, with the first act launching today, as well as Halloween-themed crafting recipes, decorations, costumes, and tonics, as well as a host of new events, mini-games, and puzzles.

For more information on Guild Wars 2, check out our review.

In Tyria, legend states that 500 years ago, a tyrannical Krytan king was slain by his own people, those who had suffered greatly during his reign of lunacy. It is said that this king’s body was chopped into pieces, and his spirit was banished to the Underworld. While many think him capable of returning to the mortal realm, he hasn’t been seen for more than 250 years.

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Official Site: GuildWars2.com – Halloween 2012

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