NCSoft have released a new trailer today showcasing the Collectors Edition and all it's goodies for the upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2. While some may feel like boxed copies are becoming an endangered species in the wake of digital orders, incentives like a 10-inch tall miniature figuring of Rytlock Brimstone are certainly helping them stay relevant.
The centrepiece of the Collector’s Edition is a detailed, hand-painted 25 centimetre statue of the bestial warrior Rytlock Brimstone wielding his signature flaming sword.
Along with the Rytlock statue, players will receive a custom frame with five stunning 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 who will accompany them on their travels through Tyria.
While the collectors edition is retailing only in brick and mortar stores (and at an RRP of AU$199.95), if you don't feel like taking up precious shelf room, NCSoft are offering digital-download versions on their online store. A Standard and Digital Deluxe Edition will be available for purchase, with any pre-order of Guild Wars 2 offering full beta access up until release.
Speaking of Pre-orders, those waiting to open their wallets are in for some good news, as according to Guild Wars 2's official Twitter account, pre-purchases of the game are expected later this afternoon.
Everybody - we love your excitement, but as a reminder: we are talking about April 10th Seattle time. :) ^MK
This equates to around 6PM AEST for East Coast Australians.