Found a great video from the guys at http://www.gwcom.de. They’re at Gamescom and got a chance to create a Sylvari Elementalist. The video showcases the character creator and all the new options available compared to the first Guild Wars.
What I loved about the trailer was the part’s where you choose a background based off of question’s. It reminded me of the Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre series. I’m glad they are going this route, it lends a more dynamic feel to your character, embracing the RPG elements without having to write-up your own background.