Itâ€™s nearly here: After five years of waiting, the August 28th launch of Guild Wars 2 is just around the corner.
Itâ€™s been a long and exciting journey that you, our community, has taken with us, and we will enjoy launch that much more if
we can spend it with you. To that end, members of the Guild Wars 2 team will be traveling around the United States* on September 1st to celebrate launch in New York, Austin, Orlando, Los Angeles, and of course Seattle.
At each event, ArenaNet employees will be on hand to sign your Guild Wars 2 games, books, and posters. Weâ€™ll also have giveaways of t-shirts, posters, and an exclusive in-game item. The giveaways are first-come-first-serve as long as our supplies hold out. Finally, weâ€™ll hold a raffle at each GameStop location for one Guild Wars 2 Collectorâ€™s Edition.
**Bring your friends**
Weâ€™d love to see as many of you as we can at these events and thank you in person for your support. Since Guild Wars 2 is all about playing with your friends, bring them along to enjoy the festivitiesâ€“and maybe even introduce someone new to GW2.
Flip through the photo album to see some of what weâ€™ll be bringing to the party, then check out the times and locations below. We canâ€™t wait to see you there and celebrate beginning of your story in Guild Wars 2! (All times listed are local time.)
*Seattle: September 1, 6:00 â€“ 10:00 PM Pink Ultra Lounge (Pacific Place), 600 Pine St. 4th Floor in Pacific Place, Seattle, WA, 98101. If youâ€™re attending PAX weâ€™d love for you to stop by!
*Austin: September 1, 1:00 PM â€“ 4:00 PM GameStop store at 10000 Research Blvd., STE 564, Austin, TX, 78759
*Orlando: September 1, 1:00 â€“ 4:00 PM GameStop store (Waterford Lakes Mall), 675 N Alafaya Trl, STE P05, Orlando, FL, 32828
*New York: September 1, 1:00 â€“ 4:00 PM GameStop store (Broadway & 85th), 2322 Broadway, New York, NY, 10024
*Los Angeles: September 1, 1:00 â€“ 4:00 PM GameStop store GameStop (West Hollywood Gateway), 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 117, West Hollywood, CA, 90046