We have some very exciting news today! ArenaNet has finally announced the release date for Guild Wars 2! Not only that, but they have announced the last Beta Weekend Event for July 20-22nd.
From the official Twitter account:
To clarify: 8-28-12 is the #GW2 launch date. Headstart access for pre-purchasers will begin on 8-25-12. #GW2iscoming ~RB2