Genre: Fantasy

Status: In development

Release Date: TBA

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In the Shadow of Dragons

For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor.

Then the dragons woke.

The all-powerful beasts stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. A deathless dragon named Zhaitan raised the sunken nation of Orr, triggering earthquakes and tidal waves that destroyed entire cities across the Sea of Sorrows.

Zhaitan's undead armies surged from the sea, hungry for the destruction of the five races of Tyria: the charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid northern lands; the sylvari, a mysterious young race of visionary plant folk; and the humans, an embattled but resilient people.

Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies.

Magic, technology, and cold steel will determine the ultimate fate of the world.


Guild Wars 2 rewards GW1 players - October 11, 2010
NCsoft revealed that, thanks to the Hall of Monuments Rewards Calculator, players of Guild Wars 2 will inherit rewards from their Guild Wars characters.

Guild Wars 2: "When it's done" - September 1, 2010
A NCsoft spokesperson told Joystiq that Guild Wars 2 will show up in stores "when it's done". Although there are talks of a 2011 release date, NCsoft wants to make sure that their subscription-less MMO...

Guild Wars 2: Ranger and Pets detailed - July 15, 2010
The Guild Wars 2 official site is enriched with the Ranger class description, along with the pets that will join him. The ranger is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of them all as well.

Dynamic events in Guild Wars 2 - May 12, 2010
There's a new article on the Guild Wars 2 official website, this time detailing the dynamic events in the ArenaNet developed MMORPG. It was written by Colin Johanson, Lead Content Designer for Guild Wars 2.

Guild Wars 2 combat dev notes - May 5, 2010
Guild Wars 2 Lead Designer Eric Flannum is running a series of articles based on the MMO from ArenaNet. Part One covers combat Skills and Part Two focuses on Weapons, Professions and Races.

Guild Wars 2 novel this Summer - February 23, 2010
The first novel based on the Guild Was universe will debut this summer. This serves as the entry for the Guild Wars 2 MMORPG. Ghosts of Ascalon is the name, and the novel is written by Jeff Grubb.

The Voices of Tyria trailer - December 18, 2009
Arenanet posted an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the voice acting behind Guild Wars 2, featuring talents like Felicia Day...

Guild Wars 2: Races Trailer and Q&A - December 5, 2009
ArenaNet released a new video for Guild Wars 2, this time focused on The Races of Tyria. Not only is the video impressive, following on the teaser trailer...

Guild Wars 2 Art Book available - September 24, 2009
The Guild Wars 2 Art Book we mentioned a while ago is now available for purchase at the NCsoft merchandise store.

The art of Guild Wars 2 - August 28, 2009
Guild Wars 2 will have a hardbound book packed with 128 pages of eye candy by ArenaNet's award-winning artists.

Both Guild Wars will coexist - August 21, 2009
It seems there were some concerns about the future of the original Guild Wars, particularly after the significant amount of attention Guild Wars 2 is getting of late.

Guild Wars 2 teaser trailer - August 20, 2009
ArenaNet revealed the first teaser trailer for Guild Wars 2 during the gamescom. This sequel is set 250 years after the original Guild Wars.

Guild Wars 2 news soon? - August 18, 2009
News on Guild Wars 2 are few and far between, but things could change soon. ArenaNet’s co-founder Mike O’Brien teases us in the Guild Wars wiki user talk...