BRIGHTON, UK â€“ 7thÂ JANUARY, 2014:Â NCSOFTÂ® and ArenaNetâ„¢, developer of the acclaimedÂ Guild WarsÂ franchise, today released a video trailer that highlights the gameâ€™s sprawling storyline, setting the stage for a grand finale to a narrative that began more than a year ago and introduced supervillain Scarlet Briar.
In the â€˜Guild Wars 2: Our Story So Farâ€™ video, players are reminded of the increasingly pivotal, insidious role that the evil Scarlet played in the gameâ€™s Living World storyline in 2013. The video ends with the ominous message, â€˜The End Begins January 21â€™.
Shedding more light on whatâ€™s to come from ArenaNet this year,Â Guild Wars 2game director Colin Johanson posted his blog â€œRecap: The Living World of Guild Wars 2â€.
â€œAs we announced back in December, weâ€™re down to just four releases to go in the current storyline of living worldâ€,Â writes Johanson.Â â€œThe first of those four releases is nearly upon us, and we wanted to help take a moment and look back at the key moments that have brought us up to this point as a refresher before we dive head-first into countdown to the big finaleâ€.
A true MMO supervillain, Scarlet Briar has been working in the shadows all year, forging unlikely alliances, developing new technology, and laying the foundation of a master plan that will change Tyria forever.
As the video shows us, Scarletâ€™s plot began quietly during last Winterâ€™sÂ Flame and FrostÂ releases, as she manipulated the mole-like dredge and charr Flame Legion into wreaking havoc in the Shiverpeaks. Her scheme continued in Juneâ€™sÂ Sky Pirates of TyriaÂ and theÂ Cutthroat PoliticsÂ release in July, which introduced the new Aetherblade pirates, who pulled off a cunning assassination plot in Lionâ€™s Arch.
Scarlet stepped out of the shadows during Augustâ€™sÂ Clockwork ChaosÂ release, when she disrupted Queen Jennahâ€™s jubilee celebration with her clockwork horrors. Next, players discovered Scarletâ€™s newest plans in Octoberâ€™sÂ Twilight Assaultrelease, when the renegade sylvari took over the Twilight Arbor dungeon as a new base to consolidate power and amass her forces.
In Octoberâ€™sÂ Tower of NightmaresÂ and Novemberâ€™sÂ Â The Nightmares Withinreleases, players took on a new Toxic Alliance between the reptilian krait and the evil sylvari of the Nightmare Court, which erected a massive biological tower of evil at Scarletâ€™s bidding.
What is Scarlet Briarâ€™s ultimate plan, and how can the heroes of Tyria stop it? The video promises that â€™the worst [is] yet to comeâ€™ and hints at the fateful culmination of the Scarlet storyline in 2014.
For more details onÂ Guild Wars 2Â and the Living World releases, visitÂ www.guildwars2.com.