“The second chapter of Guild Wars 2’s continuing story The Icebrood Saga arrives Tuesday, January 28 as the shroud around an ancient and primordial beast is finally lifted. Titled Shadow in the Ice, the episode expands the frigid landscape of the Northern Shiverpeaks while confronting players with an epic world boss known as Drakkar. In addition, a multitude of new activities and expanded systems introduced in Episode One await the intrepid and daring. ArenaNet released a new trailer today that gives a glimpse of the challenges ahead, and the first steps on the road that leads to player ally Braham’s prophetic destiny.”
What should you expect? An “expansion” of the Bjora Marches map (it’ll double in size), new Essence Manipulation and Raven Attunement mastery track tiers, another new strike mission, another tier for the Ancient Boreal weapon set, Raven armor, new world boss Drakkar, and The Trials of Koda, “a series of new rotating, multi-tiered map events with unique achievements.”
Beyond this episode? ArenaNet has already promised more efforts on Swiss tournaments and balancing as well as “a new type of Living World content called Visions of the Past: a story that will take you out of the commander’s shoes and give you a new perspective on Ryland Steelcatcher.” You can check out the new trailer and pics for this episode, however, below.