The living story that ran through 2013 in Guild Wars 2 escalates in 2014, as the arch-villain Scarlet Briar unleashes a massive mechanical monstrosity on the unsuspecting denizens of Tyria. Meet the Twisted Marionette.

Unimpressed? Perhaps some perspective will help.


Those little colorful specks on the ground are players. They're going to have to team up to take her down, and that's a long way down.

The Twisted Marionette won't be the only major monster in the January 21 "Origins of Madness" update to Guild Wars 2 — there'll also be some sort of Great Jungle Wurm rampaging along the Bloodtide Coast.

But he's nowhere near as impressive. I might just have to reinstall Guild Wars 2 for this event.