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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns video shows Desert Borderlands area

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Guild Wars 2's first expansion, Heart of Thorns, was demoed at Rezzed this weekend, and Eurogamer (opens in new tab) were on hand to chop out a lovely chunk of in-game footage from the Twitch stream. We've seen the dense Maguuma Jungle before (opens in new tab), but the above is our first proper looksie at the expansion's Desert Borderlands environment.

Rather than showing a bunch of representative in-game footage, ArenaNet have instead done a sort of flyby of the area, as a series of PvP battles play out beneath their invisible fantasy helicopter. See spells fly, and humanoid creatures fall down, in Heart of Thorns' fancy new stretch of land. (Click below to watch the Guild Wars 2 panel in full.)

Phil went hands on with Thorns (ouch) earlier this month, and had lots and lots (opens in new tab) to say about that.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.