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Guild Wars Music in PLAY

ArenaNet sends word that music from Guild Wars has been chosen to be performed as part of “PLAY! A Video Game Symphony”, a worldwide symphonic tour featuring music from a number of games, which kicks off on January 19, 2008.

The company notes that it is a great honor for them and the game’s composers. The music of Guild Wars is also featured on CD in special edition packages of the game.

Guild Wars Gaming Mouse Now Available

NCSoft Europe sends word that the Guild Wars edition of the award-winning Gaming Razer DeathAdder mouse is now available to buy online.

The Razer DeathAdder is the world’s first 3G infrared sensor gaming mouse that provides precision and faster game play – all encased in a beautiful, sleek and ergonomic design. Razer™ is the world’s leading manufacturer of professional gaming peripherals and has a history of unsurpassable quality in their products. They are also working alongside NCsoft Europe as their official partner for upcoming gaming events.

“We are delighted with the look and performance of the Guild Wars Razer DeathAdder Mouse,” said Véronique Lallier, Marketing Manager for NCsoft Europe. “The Razer DeathAdder is the perfect companion to our Guild Wars players’ gaming experience and the ultimate Guild Wars gaming accessory.”

The mouse is available from the PlayNC online store for £48.

Guild Wars: Eye of the North Prerelease Pack Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy the prerelease bonus pack for Guild Wars: Eye of the North, the first expansion for the free-to-play MMORPG. The bonus pack includes exclusive in-game items and access to the Sneak Peek Weekend set for later this Summer.

The bonus will be available from retailers across North America and Europe as well as the NCSoft store and through the official Guild War online store.

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*.

Eye of the North is set for release on August 31.

Preview Nightfall Next Weekend

Coming up next weekend is the Guild Wars Nightfall preview event that will debut ArenaNet‘s latest MMORPG endeavor to the world. Open to anyone and everyone, the event will commence on September 22, beginning at 7pm GMT; it will run through September 25 and will end at 7am GMT.

The Guild Wars Nightfall World Preview Event will feature previews of the new environments, new missions and new battle arenas. The event will allow players to create Nightfall-specific characters from the six core professions as well as the two new Nightfall™ professions, the Dervish and the Paragon, and to try out new Nightfall skills. The entire Istani province of the new realm Elona will be open for player exploration, and players will be able to view the first Nightfall in-game cinematics. In addition, two new arenas will make their debut, the Sunspear Arena and Churranu Island.

As an added bonus, key magazines in each European territory will include an access key for an exclusive, in-game Gray Giant miniature. The Gray Giant will be useable during the World Preview Event, and then may be reactivated with a Guild Wars Nightfall account upon release. To find out which magazine will carry the item, please visit http://eu.guildwars.com for details.

The studio hopes that this preview event will exceed their previous attempts and is therefore preparing to handle the “influx of participants” on its servers. Nightfall will be released on October 27, with eager fans being able to get their hands on the Prerelease Bonus Pack on September 15.

Guild Wars Nightfall Dated

ArenaNet and NCSoft send word that Guild Wars: Nightfall will be released worldwide on October 27. The companies also revealed details of the Collector’s Edition of the game: it will include a Making of Guild Wars Nightfall behind-the-scenes DVD, a collector’s art book, collectible skill pins, a character mini-standee, a poster-sized map of Elona, the soundtrack and more.

More GC Announcements

Well, the Leipzig Games Convention is almost here, but the pre-show announcements keep on coming. The first in today’s trio of press releases, Load Inc., the “biggest of the small” Paris based studio announced that they are heading over to Germany to showcase Mad Tracks (Q1 2007) and ToW (Q3 2007), two of their upcoming Xbox 360 Live Arcade car games.

In a double announcement PR, ACONY revealed that they have hired a Frazer Nash and Leo Jackstaedt to promote Parabellum, the German studio’s strategy FPS game based on Unreal Engine 3. The title will be present at GC in booth D07 Hall 2.

As for MMORPGs, the show’s visitors can look forward to experiencing Guild Wars: Nightfall, NCSoft‘s upcoming expansion for the free-to-play MMOG. The event will also be host to the Guild Wars Factions World Champions vie for the $100,000 prize pot. The final will take place on the show floor – B12, Hall 5 – and will be open for everyone to watch.

Prerelease Bonus Pack for Guild Wars: Nightfall

GWNF_Inlay_Pre-ReleaseArenaNet and NCSoft Europe together announced a prerelease bonus pack for Guild Wars: Nightfall, the upcoming expansion to the free-to-play MMORPG.

Scheduled to hit stores September 15, the bonus pack will feature a “Play Now” key for a 10-hour/14-day trial of Guild wars Prophecies and Guild Wars Factions; a Nightfall bonus key, providing one additional character slot, as well as two exclusive items for the new professions – a Fiery Sunspear of Shelter for the Paragon and an Icy Soulbreaker of Enchanting for the Dervish; mini strategy guide, concept art, wallpapers, music and more.

No price point was set for the pack.

Guild Wars Nightfall, PvP Event Announced

The next chapter in Guild Wars, a subscription-free MMORPG, has been announced – Nightfall. It has already entered the beta testing stage and all players are invited to paticiapte in an exclusive, first-look PvP event running from July 28-31.

Players who participate in the preview event will be able to try out the two new professions being introduced: the Dervish, a scythe-wielding holy warrior; and the Paragon, guardian angel of the Elonian people. In addition to playing the upcoming expansion, players will be able to compete for items that will be exchangeable for a variety of rewards throughout the weekend event.

The Guild Wars Nightfall PvP Preview event will kick off on Friday, July 28 at 08:00 BST / 09:00 CET and will continue through Monday, July 31 to 07:59 BST / 08:59 CET.