Gearing up gamescom and PAX, NCsoft has released the most recent video for their upcoming fantasy MMO, Guild Wars 2. Give the title ‘Manifesto,’ it’s meant to reference a previous post by Mike O’Brien, President of ArenaNet. Guild Wars 2 will continue to take place in the world of Tyria, but players will find themselves playing 250 years after the events that took place in the Eye of the North expansion. This time around, you are tasked with defeating five elder dragons who, once dormant under the surface, have risen and are destroying cities and creating chaos. Dwarves are on the brink of extinction, and the once dominant human race has seen a drastic decline in population. Due to the sudden influx in power, old and new races have begun to emerge, taking advantage of the change. Also, the continents of Cantha and Elona, which were introduced in expansions, have been completely cut off due to the cultural shifts and the dragons. In order to effectively combat the dragons, one must unite the remaining races.
Currently there is no concrete release date, however odds are that Guild Wars 2 won’t see store shelves until 2011. For those who are able to attend either gamescom or PAX, there will be a playable demo gamers can get their hands on.