ArenaNet have recently made an exciting announcement for all MMO fans. On September 22nd, they will be releasing Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. This is the second expansion for Guild Wars 2, released in August 2012. The game remained quite popular for the past few years, but it has recently had to face some competition. Therefore, this release is a great chance to win back some of their fans.
There are quite a few other games in the MMO field which pose a serious ‘threat’ to Guild Wars. Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV have recently been released, and World of Warcraft is still at the top of MMORPG games. Therefore, this new expansion was more than necessary for ArenaNet’s franchise.
Amazing new features in the second Guild Wars expansion
Mike O’Brien, the founder of ArenaNet, talked a bit about the upcoming expansion. Apart from the rich story you’ve probably been waiting for, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire will come with nine other specializations, new movements and mounts, and five huge open-world zones.
Also, it will speak to both new and old players. If you are familiar with the original Guild Wars game, you will meet again the popular Crystal Desert. In this title, it will be featured as a main area of battle. The action in Path of Fire is placed 250 years after the first game. Since then, things have changed a bit, but the game will still hold some surprises for the veteran gamers.
The mounts are probably the hottest addition of the expansion. They introduce a new mechanic in the game, and are basically creatures which offer you advantages during battle and help you travel much faster. There’s not much information on them yet, but more details are soon to come.
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire will be available for $29.99. If you want to purchase it in a pack, together with the first expansion Heart of Thorns, it will come at a price of $49.99. If you haven’t decided whether to buy the expansion or not, you can try the base game first, as it comes as a free-to-play title.
Image Source: Flickr