Guild Wars 2 Public Beta announced

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Today  ArenaNet announced several details of  Guild Wars 2, according ArenaNet   first closed beta test of Guild Wars 2 is completed and public beta will be available from March and they say the game will be released this year.But rumours are circulating that the officially  Guild Wars 2 game could arrive as early as June 2012

In February, select members of the press will be invited to test the game and in March the studio will “aggressively ramp up”the beta test with invites so that many fans will get the chance to take part.

“We recently finished our first closed beta test, and we’re now ready to hold progressively larger events. In February we’ll invite select press to participate in beta testing, and in March and April we’ll aggressively ramp up the size of our beta test events so that many of you will have a chance to participate. And of course, this all leads to the release of Guild Wars 2 later this year.”writes ArenaNet Founder and President Mike O’Brien in a blog post.

Guild Wars 2 has been in development for five years. ArenaNet first started work on the game in 2007. The beta tests were first scheduled for 2008 but then cancelled.
This sequel features an all-new engine with improved graphics where gamers can immerse themselves in an impressively-sized world known as Tyria.The game’s storyline will focus on the return of the Elder Dragons, who have seized control of the world in the time since the original Guild Wars took place.

Guild Wars 2 will feature a persistent game world and non-human playable races: the warmongering Charr, the shape-shifting Norns, the diminutive and magical Asura, and the plant-like Sylvari.

Also O’Brien advised fans to watch the official GW2 website, Facebook page, and blog for more information about how to take part in an upcoming beta event.