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'Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PST

Neverwinter Nights, developed by BioWare Corp. and published by Atari, under license from Hasbro, Inc., has captured the minds and hearts of PC gamers worldwide with one of the most captivating Dungeons & Dragons role-playing experiences to ever grace a computer screen. Based in the Forgotten Realms, created and published by Wizards of the Coast, the Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game gives gamers a chance to rediscover the magic, extend the experience or even explore it anew.

“At $40, the Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game is an incredible value featuring one of best selling and most critically acclaimed role-playing games of all time in Neverwinter Nights; the best-selling first expansion pack, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide™; and, a number of stand-alone modules previously available only as downloadable content,” said Steve Allison, vice president of marketing, Atari’s Los Angeles studio. “The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game is the perfect introduction to the Neverwinter Nights universe whether you’re a first time player or a veteran of the role-playing genre ­ gamers won’t want to miss this.”

The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game features all of the most compelling aspects of Neverwinter Nights gaming including an extensive 80-hour official campaign, which is also playable in multiplayer mode; the amazing Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset which lets players create their own adventures, and the Dungeon Master™ client that allows players to step into the shoes of the Dungeon Master to tell their own stories; and, most importantly, access to an absolutely thriving player community brimming with content and support.

“The Neverwinter community is one of the most compelling aspects of Neverwinter Nights. Fans who purchase the Gold Edition gain immediate access to almost 3,000 community made modules,” said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO, BioWare Corp. “We are constantly surprised with the quantity and quality of fan created content. This seemingly inexhaustible source of creativity provides Neverwinter fans with an unprecedented amount of replayability,” added Dr. Ray Muzyka, Joint CEO, BioWare Corp.

The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game also includes the complete first official expansion pack Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Additional features include, a new extensive single player campaign, new skills, including Tumble and Appraise; new feats, such as Divine Might, Great Cleave and Bullheaded; new weapons, such as Holy Water Flasks and Choking Powder; five new prestige classes, including the Blackguard, Shadowdancer, and Assassin; new monsters from the D&D™ universe, including the Pit Fiend, Cockatrice, Sphinx and Manticore; and more than 50 additional spells.

In addition, the expansion pack equips module makers with additional content for the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset, the groundbreaking software included with the full game that allows players to create their own universes, quests and storylines. The toolset will be augmented with all new tile sets for creation of new environments as well as new “Wizards,” or automated guides, to help gamers build and play adventures of their own creation.

The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game also gives players a chance to experience some of the most popular and exciting modules created using the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset. Modules are complete stand-alone adventures that allow players to take part in entirely new stories and adventures within their favorite Dungeons & Dragons worlds. Each of the four included modules has been created by the game’s original designers at BioWare.

The modules include:

  • The Winds of Eremor ­ Find yourself stranded on the foreboding island of Eremor, shipwrecked days away from any known shoreline. What mysteries could this island hold?
  • To Heir is Human ­ Face the mighty drow in a quest to retrieve the only heir of a baron of Battledale.
  • The Dark Ranger's Treasure ­ This moody adventure takes you to Deadman’s Marsh, a treacherous place from which you may not return.
  • BioWare's Contest of Champions! ­ Pit your mightiest warrior, your deadliest assassin and your most feared spell-caster against the best the world has to offer in BioWare's Contest of Champions!

Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game is available now at retail stores nationwide for an estimated retail price of $39.95. Additional information about the Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game can be found online at www.bioware.com.

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