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What started out as a slight April Fool's Joke by Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has turned into an optional three-level adventure. Super Adventure Box is an '80s retro gaming mode available this month for free in Tyria.
Complete with appropriate graphics, music, and pixelated rabbits, the Super Adventure Box can be accessed by visiting Moto in the asuran city of Rata Sum. Super Adventure Box is a free update that will be available for the entire month of April.
Players can solve platforming puzzles and frolic around the environment while collecting baubles for killing varmints. These can then be traded in for weapons and skills usable in Super Adventure Box.
"Originally, we were going
to have a laugh with a fake 8-bit update," said Colin Johanson, ArenaNet game director, "but the more the team worked on it
the more we realized we had something really cool on our hands. We figured the
gaming community are really going to love this; let's expand on the concept of
the Living World in GW 2 and make it for real."
Check out the Box's rad commercial over at the official site.
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This is why I love some game companies more than others
And so begins the April Fools jokes.
Hoax you say? I thought so, then I went to rata sum and... see for yourself :)
That's pretty cool; prepare to be slain 8-bit rabbits.
It's not a hoax, I played the first level this morning. Super fun lol
After my brother changed his Guild tag to SNES he was greeted with 8-bit Guild Wars, and he freaked out!
BLAST PROCESSING!!!!! NOOO WAAYYYYY
Haha, that's sweet.
This is pretty cool for Guild Wars 2. Sounds like a nice little side-quest.
That is soooo cool.
It's basically a portal to Minecraft/LoZ/Mario
If anet kept this up, the game would be fun again. New platform level's every month to conquer would peek my interest in playing regularly.
I've did this last night and I absolutely love it. This is one of the coolest things I've done in an MMO. Super cool, super fun. If you have Guild Wars 2 and have not played it in a while, I highly recommend you boot up guild wars 2 just to try this out. It's a blast.
I want to try this. Maybe i will finally get a cool piece of armor or weapon after only 40 hours of game play :)