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ArenaNet’s newest release invites players worldwide to an all-new Four Winds bazaar with new game play, rare rewards, and a nod to launching in China

BRIGHTON, UK – 20th May, 2014: NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, are today releasing “Festival of the Four Winds”. The newest update to Guild Wars 2 brings back the popular Zephyrite festival and helps mark the game’s recent launch in China. Players are invited to experience a new version of the Four Winds bazaar, as the Zephyrites return to battle-scarred Lion’s Arch and Queen Jennah launches an all-new Gauntlet and the Boss Blitz to help raise funds for the stricken city. The “Festival” features new game play and adds new atmospheric touches that draw from Chinese art and culture, a unique in-game homage to Guild Wars 2’s entry into China and the many new Chinese fans now entering the player community.

“Festival of the Four Winds” comes to Europe and North America today. The release is slated for China later this week, making it the first new content update since the game launched there on 15th May, and a quick taste of the game’s ever-changing Living World for China-based players.

The Zephyrites have returned to Labyrinthine Cliffs in their large-sailed flying ships to support Lion’s Arch in its time of need. Although Lion’s Arch suffered a devastating blow as a result of Scarlet’s nefarious plans, Captain Ellen Kiel of the Captain’s Council is grateful to see the Zephyrites return with their generous offer of materials and moral support. And to help reinvigorate trade and provide some joy to its citizens, the Zephyrite Master of Peace and Queen Jennah of Kryta are hosting a festival to honour Lion’s Arch.  Visit Labyrinthine Cliffs and experience the rush of Aspect movement skills, take part in the Sanctum Sprint, or enjoy one of the brand-new events; then take a hot-air balloon to Divinity’s Reach and enjoy the reopened Crown Pavilion, including a new version of the Queen’s Gauntlet, the Boss Blitz.  Join Braham, Rox, Marjory, Kasmeer, Taimi, and Scruffy as they enjoy the festivities and usher in the return of Lion’s Arch services!

Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCSOFT and game developer ArenaNet have created an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular.

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