Saturday, May 06, 2006

Neverwinter Nights 2

The sequel to one of the most beloved and highly-rated role-playing games of all time finally has an official release date. Obsidian announced that Neverwinter Nights 2 will ship this September.

Feargus Urquhart CEO Obsidian Entertainment has said: "we've been working here at Obsidian on the game since August of 2004 and we've re-written a lot of the original game's technology, created some vibrant new characters and developed a whole new editor."

In the time since BioWare's Neverwinter Nights first hit, role playing junkies have busied themselves with the game's open authoring system -- and waited eagerly for a full sequel. Now, almost four years since the original game arrived, Neverwinter Nights 2 is nigh.

Atari and developer Obsidian announced that Neverwinter Nights 2 is scheduled to ship this September, giving PC gamers a new epic adventure in the Dungeons & Dragons universe -- as well as new ways to craft their own stories. Along with a completely revamped engine, Neverwinter Nights 2 adds living cities, major boss battles, redesigned multiplayer gaming, a new companion system, and political status for players, among other features. The sequel will also include an improved toolset for creating new campaigns.I never got a chance to play the origial game (I can't play everything), but from the looks of the material here it just might be something I'll check out. Anyhow, I'll have plenty more on Neverwinter Nights 2 as we enter the final months before its release. The official Neverwinter Nights 2 Website has also gone live and it offers up a bit more info on the upcoming game and includes screenshots, videos, and concept art. If you have an even greater intrest: check this out too.

4 comments:

sith apologist said...

dammit. I can no longer delay a new graphics card now.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe you have not played NWN, you should be burned at the stake.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

As I said I can't play everything. Would it help to tell you that DDO is the only game I've played since early March?

sith apologist said...

note - burnings should also be carried out on and rpg fans who haven't played BG and/or BG2.
2nd note - the 1st note does not include the Colonel, as he made signiificant time donations to both games. It just applies to the goits who haven't played 'em.