Guild Wars 2 Pre-purchase and CE Detailed

NCSoft and ArenaNet have revealed details of the pre-purchase programme and the Collector’s Edition of the upcoming MMO. Gamers who pre-order from 10 April will gain access to all the future beta events as well as a three day head start at launch. You will also receive the Hero’s Band which will give a variety of stat enhancements when you enter the game at launch.

If you are wanting to go all-out and get the  Collector’s Edition, you will receive a hand-painted 25 centimetre statue of the bestial warrior Rytlock Brimstone wielding his signature flaming sword, a custom frame with five Guild Wars 2 art prints from world-renowned artists, a 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book, a Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD by award-winning composer Jeremy Soule and five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock.

The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition retails at €149.99/£129.99 SRP, the Digital Deluxe at €74.99/£64.99 SRP and the Standard Edition at €54.99/£49.99 SRP in Europe. In the US the prices will be $149.99 MSRP, the Digital Deluxe at $79.99 MSRP and the Standard Edition at $59.99 MSRP.