Neverwinter

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Perfect World
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Release Date: June 20, 2013

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by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT

In Neverwinter, players choose to become one of five classic D&D classes and team up with friends or computer-controlled allies to form five-person co-op groups. Players also create their own storylines and quests utilizing an extremely user-friendly content generation system, tentatively codenamed Forge.

Once a bustling location, Neverwinter has faced a great many disasters in the past hundred years. Rule of the city remains unclear following the unfortunate demise of the last Lord of Neverwinter and factions still battle for dominance after the all-consuming Spellplague took a high toll on the population. Even Neverwinter’s dead are beginning to rise from their graves and march upon the city they once called home.

Neverwinter is part of a multi-platform event, including a book trilogy from New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore and a tabletop roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast. Book one in Salvatore’s Neverwinter trilogy, titled Gauntlgrym, releases on October 5 of this year and lays the groundwork for the Neverwinter storyline. The novel previews the settings, characters and monsters from the PC game and details the events that lead up to this highly anticipated PC gaming experience.

One hundred years have passed since the Spellplague forever changed the magical and mysterious lands of Faerûn. Mighty empires fell and great cities toppled, leaving only monster-haunted ruins and survivors struggling to rebuild.

The city of Neverwinter, the Jewel of the North, seemed blessed by the gods. While the rest of the Sword Coast was devastated by the event, Neverwinter survived largely intact. But this was only a temporary reprieve from its inevitable doom. Nearly 75 years later, a volcanic eruption rained fire, ash and molten fury upon the city, annihilating everything in its wake.

"After an extremely successful E3, the nominations, awards and accolades for Neverwinter continues to fuel us with great ideas for new game features," said Yoon Im, Senior Vice President, Game Publishing, Perfect World Entertainment. "We and our partners at Wizards of the Coast are committed to connecting gamers with the best possible D&D gaming experiences. With Neverwinter, we will not just meet expectations, we will exceed them and that means supporting our developers at Cryptic with the time they need to make the action MMORPG to beat in 2013."


"Neverwinter will be the best product we've made yet," said Craig Zinkievich, COO and Executive Producer, Cryptic Studios. "We're very proud of all the games we've developed. We've been making MMOs and free MMOs for a decade. Neverwinter takes ten years of those successes and hard lessons to heart. It's a game and a franchise we're nothing but passionate about. And now, with the amazing continued support of our publishers and licensors at Perfect World and Wizards of the Coast, we're ready to kick the MMO space wide open in 2013."

Today, Neverwinter has restored much of its former glory. The survivors are rebuilding their fallen city and reclaiming their heritage. Humans, dwarves and elves work together to create a new Neverwinter. But evil forces conspire in the dark places of the world, seeking to undermine all...


Features:

  • Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from Dungeons & Dragons as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This immersive co-op RPG will take you from the besieged walls of the city to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.
  • Epic stories, stategic gameplay and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fanastic world of Neverwinter.
  • Easy-to-grasp adventure creation tools empower players. Bring compelling quests to life and build challenging levels! Share creations with the entire world in-game. Become a part of the existing Dungeons & Dragons universe... Then build a new one.
  • Encounter dangerous foes and perilous environments. Work strategically with others to overcome nightmares, demons, monsters and beasts of legend. Or, lead AI-directed henchmen as you save Neverwinter from the brink of destruction.
  • Neverwinter is a true Dungeons & Dragons experience, brought to life with the dynamic Cryptic game engine.

You’ve played tabletop campaigns, sketched out dungeons and imagined ancient ruins, wishing all the while that you could make them come to life. Now, you can. The Foundry for Neverwinter lets you build and share the adventures you've always wanted to see.

The Foundry gives you the tools to build dungeons, castles, cities, foreboding woods and everything in-between. Build NPCs the way you see them in your mind’s eye and populate your world with tavern keepers and soldiers, Queens and scullions. Lay the groundwork for an epic adventure that takes players into the depths of the earth in search of dwarven treasure, or pits them against near impossible odds to save the city of Neverwinter.

Easy to use, The Foundry also features a dynamic rating system that allows players to rate and highlight the best player-designed adventures.


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