Guild Wars 2 is due to launch worldwide for Windows PC on August 28.

ArenaNet’s much-anticipated MMO promises “visceral, action-oriented combat; a gorgeous, living world full of constantly evolving dynamic events; customizable personal storylines that are unique to each player; intense PvP combat between small teams or massive armies; and most importantly, a shared online world where players work together as allies instead of as rivals”, according to a press release.

GW2 will operate on a free-to-play business model, so no subscription is required.

A final beta weekend will take place from July 20-22.

The original Guild Wars was released in 2005 to critical acclaim. It went on to sell more than seven million units worldwide.