has always taken Guild Wars
concept art very seriously, edeavouring to make the in-game graphics match the concept as closely as possible. This is particularly true of Guild Wars
and its upcoming sequel Guild Wars 2
, both of which feature gorgeous vistas and impressive architecture. A lot of the original Guild Wars
concept art has made its way to the public, where it offers us a glimpse of the visual targets for Ascalon, Kryta, Tyria and beyond.
In a new devblog
, ArenaNet's David Campbell
unearths a treasure trove of previously unseen concept art for Guild Wars
' Eye of the North
expansion. David explains that these five postcard-style pieces were experiments by the art team to create distinctive environments using a variety of colour palettes. Among the postcards, you'll find forested areas, epic cliff-faces, enclosed valleys and even frozen tundra.