|08-24-10, 05:42 PM||#1|
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Neverwinter Online Coming in 2011
Atari and Cryptic Studios have just announced that they are working on a co-op RPG simply called Neverwinter. The game is based on the famed Wizard's of the Coast D&D property and inspired by the upcoming book trilogy from author R.A. Salvatore. Neverwinter allows players to select from one of five 'classic D&D classes and team up with friends or computer-controlled allies to form five-person co-op groups.' According to the announcement press release, players will also be able to create their own storyline and quests 'utilizing an extremely user-friendly content generation system, tentatively codenamed Forge.' Neverwinter is set to launch in Q4 2011 on the PC, alongside the completed R.A. Salvatore book trilogy and a new tabletop role-playing game from Wizard's of the Coast.
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.
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.
Neverwinter for PC is scheduled to release in Q4 2011 and 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.
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