Closing in on the much anticipated release of Guild Wars 2, the folks over at ArenaNet are keeping a busy summer schedule at tradeshows across the Europe and the United States. Even though their presence will be missed (yet again) at E3, ArenaNet is planning to attend events where interaction with gamers is more intimate. Here’s a breakdown of ArenaNet’s summer plans, taken from the Guild Wars 2 blog:
San Diego Comic- Con (July 21-24) How could we miss the granddaddy of all pop-cultural conventions? We’ll send an elite team of artists and devs down to the San Diego Convention Center to meet fans and do signings. Drop by the NCsoft booth to play Guild Wars 2 and try your hand at the engineer!
Gamescom (August 17-21) in Cologne, Germany will be our first European show this year, and as usual we will bring a playable demo along and will show you a bunch of new surprises that we can’t talk about yet – you’ll have to stop by our booth to see for yourself! We will also have our traditional costume competition for our European fans, so start gathering your crafting materials!
Rest is for the weak! The weekend after gamesom, our entire studio will descend upon PAX Prime (August 26-28) here in Seattle. This is our home turf, so expect big surprises, cool swag, interesting panels, and a ton of Guild Wars 2 demo stations.
ArenaNet plans to close the year at Paris Games Week on October 21-25 for a hands-on demo of GW2.