The prologue of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga "Bound by Blood" releases later today. In the prologue players travel to the Northern Shiverpeaks to start a new adventure in the Guild Wars 2 story.
In The Icebrood Saga, players will travel to the Northern Shiverpeaks and delve into charr and norn civilizations and culture. The saga will provide different aspects and perspectives of these two races, and the prologue in Grothmar Valley in particular focuses on The Legions of the Charr and their inner workings.
The saga will introduce several new features, including Strike Missions, which are 10-man boss encounters that combine the group coordination skills of Raids with the large-scale conflict of a meta event, new boss creatures, including the newly-awakened Drakkar first seen in the original Guild Wars, and Masteries that will explore the history and influence of the Spirits of the Wild, the mystic animal deities of the norn.