Developer ArenaNet and Publisher NC Soft released additional details today about their upcoming preview weekend for Guild Wars Nightfall. The press release also gave details on the new "Heroes" NPC commands, and included a link to the latest Nightfall trailer. The preview weekend begins at 12:01 AM PDT on Friday, Sept. 22 and is free to all new and existing Guild Wars owners.
For more details, see the full text of the press release (copied below):
As we click down the now mere weeks until the release of Guild Wars Nightfall, the third game from ArenaNet in the award-winning Guild Wars franchise, excitement is building around the studio and we wanted to share with you some cool Nightfall stuff to whet your appetite. Nightfall World Preview Event!
Join us this weekend for the massive Guild Wars Nightfall World Preview Event. This gameplay event is free and open to everyone! Existing Guild Wars account holders will not need to use an access key – you will receive automatic entry to the event at 12:01 am PDT on Friday, September 22. Those who are new to Guild Wars can get easily download the game client and access key here: http://www.guildwars.com/support/NWPE_Keys.php.
New Guild Wars Nightfall trailer!
With only hours to go until the World Preview Event, we're kicking off the festivities by releasing the new Guild Wars Nightfall in-game movie that provides a sneak preview of the new Hero mechanics! With a score by Jeremy Soule and key action courtesy of two rising stars in the Guild Wars universe – the Dervish and the Paragon – this movie might just tide you over until the start of the WPE: http://www.guildwars.com/gallery/video/
In Nightfall you will fight, but you won't fight alone. Recruit permanent allies – Heroes – to fight at your side! As a primer for the World Preview Event, learn all about Hero commands, combat modes, recruitment and a whole lot more here: http://www.guildwars.com/support/gamecontents/nightfall/heros1.php