BELLEVUE, Wash. — On Jan. 10, online-game giant NCSoft announced the upcoming release of Guild Wars: Factions, an add-on campaign for the massively multiplayer online game Guild Wars. Promising new regions, monsters, professions and other additions, Factions is slated to arrive in spring.
In the meantime, players who want to get an early look at the expansion can preview it from Jan. 20-22. Open to non-members as well as current players, the Free For All PvP Weekend will let players from around the world try out parts of Factions from Jan. 20-22. According to a press release on NCSoft's official site, two new classes, the Assassin and the Ritualist, will be playable, and a new player-vs.-player continent will be open for exploration. Players will also have a chance to try out new skills and quests over the weekend, or simply take a passive look at the whole thing in Observer Mode. Free keys for the event are available at www.guildwars.com starting Jan. 13.