Guild Wars 2 artwork for the Flame and Frost storyline

[Update]: Sky Pirates, the second part of Guild Wars 2's return to the long-lost Living World Season 1, has now arrived.

After nearly a decade of being unavailable, the Guild Wars 2 team has finally figured out a way to bring back Living World Season 1. So if you weren't around for the original run, or if you're simply in the mood for a bit of nostalgia, you'll be happy to hear that the very first episode Flame and Frost has now arrived.

Best of all, these re-released episodes aren't going be simple copies of the old ones. Instead you can expect to see them restructured as linear stories you can enjoy at your own pace, the open-world content integrated into the base game, and the accompanying achievements updated so you can finally get some of those fancy cosmetics.

It's also worth mentioning that Flame and Frost, as well as all of the upcoming episodes, will be entirely free for all players. You don't need to own the End of Dragons expansion or even unlock the episodes within a certain time frame - they will be permanently available for everyone to enjoy!

What you can expect to see in terms of story, however, that you can get a little bit of a sneak peek at through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander:

You can learn more about Living World Season 1: Flame and Frost, as well as check out the full patch notes, over at the Guild Wars 2 website.