Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Siege Turtle mount screenshot

[Update]: After the success of the new expansion, Guild Wars 2 devs have now announced their plans for the future.

After a whole bunch of beta tests and even more previews, ArenaNet has now finally come out to announce that Guild Wars 2's next big expansion End of Dragons will be launching on February 28th. Besides the chunky new continent of Cantha, End of Dragons will also bring with it nine new elite specializations, the mighty Siege Turtle mount, the fishing profession and a variety of boats, as well as a whole assortment of new items to collect, endgame content to conquer, and cosmetics to bling yourself out with.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in action through the recently posted gameplay trailer. Have a peek, it's a rather lovely one:

It's also worth mentioning that ArenaNet has gone all-out on the new Legendary items for End of Dragons. Not only will there be sixteen new ones to painstakingly craft, but each of them will have a variety of different looks you can unlock, each of which themed after one of the Elder Dragons! So if this is the level of attention we can expect to see from the entirety of End of Dragons, the expansion should be a good bit of fun!

Whether that will actually be the case, I suppose we'll find out soon enough. Until then, you can read a little bit more about End of Dragons over at the official website.