In MMORPGs, expansions are a big part of the games. Why? Because they’re their own story in a way. Unlike a straight up update or a special event, expansions are meant to be true next chapters in the story of the game, and thus they get a lot of buildup and hype. In the case of Guild Wars 2, their second expansion is just days away, and they’ve been building up to it for some time.
And with its impending release, they decided to release a new trailer to show off the expansion even more, as well as celebrate the launch.
Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire is literally going to turn the game’s world on its head. In this expansion, the “balance of magic” is gone, and because of this, a rogue god named Balthazar is trying to take over Tyria. But in his own way. And his way is burning the whole world to the ground, and he’s not alone in trying to do so.
As the heroes of the game, the players must rise up and face his army, stopping them from reaching their goals and saving Tyria. But it won’t be easy, as this god is nothing if not persistant.
New to the game are several areas that you can explore, including the Forgotten Lands. In the deserts here you’ll find temples and ruins that will help flesh out Tyria’s past, as well as uncover the history of the Elonian people.
Plus, there will be mounts in the game for the first time. You can pick the kind of mount you want, then bound across the world at increased speeds, and you can even train them to be even better. And finally, you can get an Elite Specialization and make your character even stronger with new skills.
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire is scheduled for release on September 22nd.