Guild Wars: Eye of the North, a subscription fee-free expansion pack, has been announced by NCSoft and ArenaNet for their Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Guild Wars. This follows on the heels of other fairly recent Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game’s getting expansion packs (World of Warcraft with The Burning Crusade and Shores of Evendim for The Lord of the Rings Online).
Eyes of the North continues the story started in the original Guild Wars campaign and is set in previously unexplored parts of the continent of Tyria. New features include 18 multi-level dungeons, 150 new skills across the 10 Guild Wars professions, 10 new heroes, and new armour sets, weapons, items, and titles.
The expansion will be subscription fee-free (like the original Guild Wars) and can be used by anyone who owns the expansion plus any of the three previously released games. The original Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, or Guild Wars Nightfall. Although this is the first official expansion, the two previous stand-alone campaigns were released in 2006 and Guild Wars 2 is also set for release in 2008 (exact date still unannounced).
Guild Wars: Eye of the North will be released for the PC in the US and Europe (where it won’t be free) on August 31, costing Â£24.99 in the UK, and 34.99 euros in the rest of Europe. Eye of the North will be available at retail, as well as available for download from the NCSoft store, and the Guild Wars in-game shop.
Watch an awesome CG trailer for Guild Wars.
Guild Wars Factions CG Trailer