Guild Wars 2 will be available to pre-purchase in a few weeks. Anyone who grabs the standard digital edition, the digital deluxe edition or the physical collector's edition will get access to every beta event, entry to a three day headstart session and an in-game Hero's Band, which will offer you a few stat boosts for your new character.
If you've got £130/$150 lying around, and have a domestic cat you'd quite like to scare, the collector's edition comes with a 10 inch tall statue of one of Tyria's fiercest feline warriors, The Charr. His name is Rytlock Brimstone. He has a giant flaming sword and quite likes small fluffy things.
There's lots more in the box. The standard box will cost $60. Read on for a list of what you'll get in the digital deluxe and collector's editions.
Digital Deluxe Edition ($80)
- Guild Wars 2 game
- Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill - lets you summon a wolf for a time in combat
- Rytlock Miniature - an in-game statue of Rytlock
- Golem Banker - lets you access your bank from anywhere for five days
- Chalice of Glory - grants a one-time boost to glory earned in PvP
- Tome of Influence - a one-off boost to your guild's influence, which can be used to buy guild vaults and emblems
Collector's edition (£130/$150)
- Contains everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition PLUS
- 10-inch figurine of Rytlock - see a bigger picture of him below
- 112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 book - concept art, dev team interviews, all that jazz
- Custom Art Frame - For your concept art prints
- Art Portfolio and Five Art Prints
- Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD
The differences between each version are listed over on the Guild Wars 2 site , and there's plenty more on the big, expensive pack on the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition page . They'll go on sale on April 10. What do you reckon, is £130/$150 worth it for the concept art and cat statue? Here's a bigger picture of him. Click to make him LARGE AND FEARSOME.