ArenaNet has revealed details on the upcoming Halloween themed event for their recently released MMO Guild Wars 2. The event will feature some very scary and spooky skeletons among some more festive styled dynamic events, including the hunt for the Shadow of the Mad King.
500 years ago, a tyrannical Krytan king was slain by his own people, those who had suffered greatly during his reign of lunacy. It is said that this king’s body was chopped into pieces, and his spirit was banished to the Underworld, but that he can return to the mortal realm for just one day a year: on Halloween.
Of course, that’s just an old folktale. Isn’t it?
It’s been 250 years since the last alleged sighting of Mad King Thorn’s spirit, and today, Halloween is safely celebrated by children (and merchants) all across Tyria.
But! Strange energies are rising under the autumn moon. Is there perhaps some truth to the old stories? Do you dare to find out what’s really going on?
The in-game Black Lion Trading Company will be offering free goodies for all, including costumes, hats, tonics and more. Also included are exclusive Halloween weapon skins which will be found in Black Lion Chests and Halloween themed mini-pets from the Gem Store.
The event will begin on October 24th and will finish up on November 3rd, however the event themed items will still be available for purchase until November 8th. You can check out the official website
for an overview of each act (currently locked until the day is reached) or check out the teaser trailer below.