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News Archives - March 2005

New In-Game Movie 30 March 2005
We have a new gameplay movie today, featuring action in all the known regions of the game world. You'll enjoy PvM gameplay, PvP battles, and Tyrian vistas against excerpts from the Guild Wars score by Jeremy Soule. Select your file type and size on the Movie Page.


Fansite Friday #38 25 March 2005
Our mini-interview takes place with MMORPG Italia Guild Wars this week. The questions concern voice acting, guild ratings, new arenas, and why the Skill Charm Vendor has gone MIA. Find the interview in English here and in Italian on this link.


BWE Update: PvP Options Expanded 18 March 2005
We have a special treat for PvPers for this Beta Weekend Event. When you create a PvP character, you will see a new option: "Unlock all skills for the Beta Weekend." This will allow you to fully explore your character's skills and abilities during the event. We hope that you'll enjoy this new option, and will continue to provide us with your feedback and suggestions via the fansite forums.


BWE #5 Begins 18 March 2005
The fifth Beta Weekend Event has opened its doors, and players are now exploring Tyria from Ascalon to Kryta and all points in between. Those who have preordered or who have received an access key through a friend or a publication partner are invited to join us this weekend as we explore new PvP options and a multitude of new quests and features.


Fansite Friday #37 18 March 2005
In preparation for the March Beta Weekend Event, we offer this week's Fansite Friday interview. This interview is constructed as a community effort, and involves questions about this event and those yet to come. So while you wait for the magical doors to open into Tyria, take a gander and learn details of what to expect in the upcoming event and quite a bit of exciting news for both PvP and PvE players, over in FF #37.


Contest Emblems in BWE 17 March 2005
The new icons based on the winning entries in the Guild Emblems Contest have been completed by the Guild Wars Art Team. They are available for your selection during the Beta Weekend Event that begins early tomorrow morning. If you'd like a sneak-peek at them, head on over to this page to take a look.


Collector's Edition Announced 16 March 2005
The North American version of the Guild Wars Collector's Edition has been announced. Find all the details - from art to auras - right here.


Wallpaper Wednesday 16 March 2005
This week's wallpaper reveals the concept art for an image previously seen as an in-game screenshot. A view of The Catacombs, from the Kingdom of Ascalon, is available in your choice of shapes and sizes, on this link.


Fansite Friday #36 11 March 2005
This week's Fansite Friday Mini-interview over on Guild Wars Rage covers questions bug reports and suggestions, the party formation process, and our pre-release event plans. You can find it here.


Winning Emblems Revealed 10 March 2005
Last Friday we announced the winners of the Guild Wars Guild Emblem Contest. Today we're pleased to show you the submitted works, which will serve as inspiration for new guild emblems to be designed by the Guild Wars Art Team. The emblems will be available for selection by all players during the next Beta Weekend Event. See the images here.


European Preorder Options Announced 10 March 2005
Guild Wars preorder options for European gamers were announced today in a European press release. Preordering is available immediately, and most retailers will be offering access to the upcoming Beta Weekend Events via an Access Key. Find the press release, and a list of retailers, in our Press Section on this link.

The special item for European preorders will be the Chimeric Prism, a focus item that grants different bonuses based upon the primary attribute of your character's first profession.



New Guild Wars Preview 8 March 2005
Jolt has posted up a new preview of Guild Wars, based on interviews and presentations during last week's Guild Wars European Press Tour. Find the preview on this link.


Fansite Friday #35 5 March 2005
Fansite Friday for this week arrived in sunny Spain so late, it was actually Saturday morning! But no matter, Guild Wars en Espanol has posted the mini-interview now in English, and will no doubt provide a Spanish-language version later. FF#35 covers the Guild Wars trading mechanism, in-game roleplaying, and the newcomer experience. It can be found here.


Guild Wars Guild Emblem Contest 4 March 2005
The Guild Wars Guild Emblem Contest received hundreds of entries. After holding an elimination round, collecting ballots, and counting tallies for a couple of run-off votes, we have winners! We present the name and concept theme for the winners on the Guild Emblem Page. We will be presenting the original fan concepts soon.


Wallpaper for Wednesday 2 March 2005
The weekly wallpaper spotlights the female ranger against concept art of an area of The Wilds region of Tyria. Find the shot, in a variety of sizes, on this link.


Guild Wars Week 2 March 2005
Digital Entertainment News is holding a full week of Guild Wars features. Head on over to read their previews, check out their screenshots, and take part in a lively discussion about the game, linked here.


More Guild Wars Coverage 2 March 2005
Issue 15 of the Photics.com e-zine has been released, and you can nab a copy here. In addition, a new preview has been posted over on Pro-G. Both provide perspectives on the February Beta Weekend Event.


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