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CORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/26/05)  | Pub:NCSoft
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$18.65 | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:Free
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Posted by Dana Massey on Apr 28, 2005  | Comments

Launched! - Guild Wars -

The wait is over! The first major AAA free-to-play MMORPG has hit shelves and is online. Guild Wars passed along word this morning that it has gone live.


We are pleased to announce that Guild Wars has opened in North America and Europe. In the five years of development, we have seen the advent of a new company, the forging of a new international bond, and the launch of one of the most popular preorder programs of all time. Tonight, we invite you to come and experience Guild Wars for yourself.

The revolution is here.

As it is now live, we have promoted it to our "released" game list. Please, click over to the rating tab above and give us your review!

Here is the official press release:

Guild Wars Launches Simultaneously
in North America, Europe and Australia

Highly Anticipated Online Roleplaying Game on Retail Shelves Today

Bellevue, WASH., April 28, 2005—ArenaNet®, creators of the highly anticipated online roleplaying game Guild Wars®, and NCsoft® Corporation, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games, today announced that Guild Wars is available at retail in North America, Europe and Australia.

Guild Wars is the ultimate global online RPG, a transporting experience that transcends the boundaries of geography, technology and language. Play with anyone, anywhere, at any time and there’s no subscription fee required. Guild Wars immerses players in a colorful, robust and detailed online fantasy world where success is determined by player skill, not by the time spent playing.

“By bringing together the best elements of action, roleplaying and massively multiplayer games we have created a unique gameplay experience that appeals to casual and core players alike,” Mike O’Brien, ArenaNet co-founder said. “Players throughout Europe, North America and Australia will now be able to compete in the Guild Wars world together.”

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