You might have heard the saying, the early bird catches the worm, a saying which apparently holds true in the case of Guild Wars 2. The game is scheduled for a release this year, and for players who plan to pre-purchase the game, NCsoft has come forward and revealed some of the perks that will be bestowed upon these players, along with the details of the Collector’s Edition and the system requirements.

Starting from the 10th of April, players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition, Digital Deluxe or Standard Edition will be guaranteed entry into all beta weekend events, and a three-day head start prior to the launch of the game, allowing gamers to secure their favorite character and guild names. As a bonus, players will also be given an exclusive Hero’s Band that will provide their characters with a variety of stat enhancements.

As far as the Collector’s Edition is concerned, players will receive a 25 centimeter tall statue of the warrior Rytlock Brimstone wielding his signature flaming sword, a custom frame with five Guild Wars 2 art prints from world-renowned artists, a 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book, a Best of Guild Wars 2 soundtrack CD by Jeremy Soule, and five in-game items that includes a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players, and a miniature Rytlock that will accompany players throughout the game.

NCsoft has also revealed the minimum system requirements of the game, which requires players to own a PC with Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better, NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better), 25GB available HDD space, a broadband internet connection and a keyboard and mouse.

The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition is expected to cost $149.99, the Digital Deluxe at $79.99 and the Standard Edition at $59.99. Gamers can head on over to the Guild Wars 2 website come 10th of April to pre-purchase the game.

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