August 23, 2010

New Neverwinter Nights Game In 2011


Spec­u­late no fur­ther, Atari and Cryp­tic announced today Nev­er­win­ter, an all-new online game based on Wiz­ards of the Coast’s D&D brand and set in the fan­ta­sy uni­verse’s icon­ic city. Nev­er­win­ter is expect­ed to launch for the PC in late 2011.
While the game will share many of the same loca­tions as Bioware’s orig­i­nal Nev­er­winiter Nights, it will tell a some­what dif­fer­ent sto­ry of a once mighty city that has been dec­i­mat­ed by a cen­tu­ry of hard­ship and civ­il war due to an unclear suc­ces­sion of lead­er­ship com­piled on top of a plague that has been claim­ing the lives of many of the lands denizens.
While this game will require you to con­nect to a serv­er to play, cryp­tic stopped short of call­ing it a MMO.   Gamers will be able to choose from five D&D char­ac­ter class­es.  Gamers will then be able to join five man squads made up of oth­er online play­ers.  Play­ers will also be able to do a sin­gle play­er piece where they can recruit NPC’s into their group and go forth and ven­ture out to com­plete quests and explore dun­geons. 
True to form, new title will still allow play­ers to craft their own in game sto­ry­lines and quests by using an in game con­tent-gen­er­a­tion sys­tem known as forge.  There are cur­rent­ly no new details avail­able on Forge. 
For those who enjoy D&D nov­els the game will be released along­side a tril­o­gy of books by R.A. Sal­va­tore which are set in the for­got­ten realms.  The books will tie in with some of the game’s main char­ac­ters, mon­sters and sto­ry­lines. 
Judg­ing by the infor­ma­tion we have this game real­ly gives off a Guild Wars­esq type of feel.  The recruit­ing NPC’s into your group and trav­es­ing the land and being able to do the same thing with oth­er peo­ple real­ly feels like guild wars is almost the exact same thing done in guild wars.  Should be inter­st­ing to see how this game dif­fer­en­ti­ates itself.  The one thing I have not found yet is if this game will require a month­ly fee to play.

3 comments

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - August 27, 2010 8:34 am

    this games sounds cool I nev­er tried guild wars but it is look­ing pret­ty sweet as well i like the fact that these online games are not forc­ing you to play in groups like wow and still have a great gam­ing exper­ince

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  2. AceOfNades69 - August 29, 2010 1:04 am

    The Nev­er­win­ter games have always been sol­id games, but for some rea­son they are not as main stream as Guild Wars or World of War­craft.

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  3. KrystSakes - June 8, 2011 8:16 am

    Hate to say it, but peo­ple are no longer in DnD real­ly. They would rather have all this sim­ple stuff where there is no plan­ning besides a tal­ent point in a skill tree.
    Don’t get me wrong I am still to this day play­ing PnP DnD. So I am not one of those peo­ple I men­tioned. I wish they could just take EVERYTHING from DnD 3.5e and map it with a 3d inter­face. Nev­er­win­ter tried that I believe with the first Nev­er­win­ter nights.…It was alright but EQ2 looked so much bet­ter at the time. Hope they get this new engine work­ing great for them. Hope it isn’t the low­est out now thouogh.
    About the Guild Wars com­ment. If this game is any­thing like guild wars it will fail. I am soooo suprised guild wars last­ed for expanstions and let alone a sequel. I hate the fact cities are hubs for the pub­lic and you run out­side and boom just you and npcs…kinda lame and bor­ing. I don’t think peo­ple want to sit in town get 4 oth­ers rather it be PCs or NPCs to go do things. I like run­ning around and see­ing some­one run­ning for their life from a mob that I kill for them and then boom you get a friend. Or yes per­haps an ene­my.
    I say piss every­one off. Every devel­op­er is out for what the peo­ple want not what the game is. EQ Noth­ing at all wrong with it. EQ2 hor­ri­ble, that shows you try to make games eas­i­er peo­ple lose the cre­ativ­i­ty. I mean MMO is start­ing to sound like Diablo2 play­er base. All about items peo­ple farm­ing to sell crap no one cares about the actu­al game any­more. As long as it is fun and retards can play it they like it. If it makes them think to long they hate it and QQ. Sor­ry for this end­ing rant, just bugs me.

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