KA-POW: Guild Wars 2 Release Date Official

gw21Something special happens this fall—school starts again, the weather gets a chill, and Guild Wars 2 storms across the MMO landscape.


It seems like we’ve been hearing about Guild Wars 2 forever. I can’t remember when the first one came out, but I think talk of Guild Wars 2 started on the exact same day. Regardless, the long, overblown hype train is finally pulling into the station, and ArenaNet has provided an official release date for what is likely the most anticipated MMORPG since…anything, ever.



Ready? Here goes: Guild Wars 2 hits shelves August 28, 2012.

Whew, that was nuts. Are you okay? Do you need to sit down? I know this is a big moment.

But seriously, Guild Wars 2 is sort of a big deal. It’s supposedly the fantasy MMO to end all fantasy MMOs, and we’ll finally see if ArenaNet can deliver on the enormous promises made by its promotional team and the legions of eager fans that have tried the public beta.  Using the company’s own words: “We’re on the cusp of a new era in online roleplaying games, and we’re glad you’re on this journey with us.”

If you’re still curious or not convinced, you can try the game out for yourself on the weekend of July 20-22, which will be the final beta weekend before release. Otherwise, we’ll see you in August!
Are you amped on Guild Wars 2?