Heading into E3 2015, we anticipated that ArenaNet would have something major to share for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, given the pacing of reveals over the past couple of months. While one of the bigger pieces being discussed this week are Guild Halls – a topic we’ll have plenty of additional details on shortly – we’ve also learned that pre-orders for Heart of Thorns are now officially available.
There are three editions being offered, with the full base game included in each along with full access to upcoming beta events for the expansion. In terms of the additional includes in each edition, these are:
The Standard Edition ($49.99) includes Guild Wars 2 core game and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, grants access to upcoming expansion beta weekend events, and gives players the exclusive “Maguuma Trailblazer” title.
The Deluxe Edition ($74.99) includes everything in the Standard edition as well as an additional character slot, a miniature
revenant Rytlock, a revenant finisher, the player’s choice of one of three Mordremoth’s Bane guild hall decorations, and a stylish glider skin.
The Ultimate Edition ($99.99) includes everything in the Deluxe edition in addition to 4,000 gems, a $50 value.
The Mordremoth's Bane guild hall decorations are interesting in that multiple copies of each can be placed within guild halls, allowing players to do things like creating mazes using multiple vine walls, for example. The three options for guild hall items can be seen below, followed by the glider skin that also comes bundled in the Deluxe Edition. All very cool items, though I do have to admit that there was a part of me hoping to see something as epic as the original Rytlock statue that came in the GW2 collector's editions. The gems bundled with the Ultimate edition are a good value if you have any interest in gems, but nothing beats a kickass statue or other physical include when it comes to enhanced versions of game releases.
Be sure to check out images for the Deluxe Edition includes below, and if you're interested in pre-ordering Heart of Thorns you can do so over on the official website. Also be sure to check back for our complete rundown on Guild Halls based on our discussion with ArenaNet during E3 2015.
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