Now that is a great way to start the day. ArenaNet has finally announced the release date for Guild Wars 2, and just two months away, Tuesday August 28th. Pre-purchase head-start will commence three days before that, Saturday 25th. No exact times for that yet, but considering previous betas we can hazard a guess that it will be at 12PM PST on both cases.
At first look I was a little puzzled by the choice of launching the game at a Tuesday, but considering the head-start, this actually sounds like a pretty good idea. Those that pre-purchased the game get to enjoy the weekend playing the game, and then the main gates open during the week when fewer people usually play, so that players (hopefully) don’t start all at once, potentially breaking the servers. Let’s hope the plan works.
As a bonus, we also got the date for the next, and final Beta Weekend for July 20th to 22nd, just a few days after Mrs. K returns home from her vacation here in Brazil, so that works just perfectly for us.
And since ArenaNet is the company that just keeps on giving, they also made a new awesome, but short teaser video for the release date. I expect another one for before release, because that just sounds like them.