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Guild Wars 2 release date set

Plus new trailer released

NCsoft has revealed ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 will launch in both Europe and North America on August 28, and released a new trailer for the MMO.

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According to its official press release the studio is currently focused on polishing Guild Wars 2 in the lead up to launch. It also confirmed a final beta weekend event for 20-22 July 2012.

"We're offering gamers an experience that delivers on the promise of online gaming with a truly social experience in an immense, shared world," said Mike O'Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet.

"After five years of creation, development, and polish, announcing the launch date of Guild Wars 2 is a huge milestone for us, but the thing we're most looking forward to is seeing gamers from all over the globe explore this world and begin creating their own stories."

Take a look at the new trailer below.

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ArenaNet has said it is 'not chasing after WoW with Guild Wars 2' and is instead "pursuing a design mechanic that's unique to the Guild Wars franchise".

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