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NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer announced
Game News - posted by Vault Dweller on Thu 12 April 2007, 15:28:46Tags: Neverwinter Nights 2; Obsidian Entertainment
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ATARI ANNOUNCES NEVERWINTER NIGHTS â„¢ 2: MASK OF THE BETRAYERMore levels, spells, loot, and monsters. What's not to like?
Expansion to Neverwinter Nights 2 Features Engrossing New Campaign; Epic Levels; New Companions and Much More
NEW YORK â€“ April 12, 2006 â€“ Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the worldâ€™s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced the development of the next chapter in the Neverwinter Nights saga â€“ Neverwinter Nightsâ„¢ 2: Mask of the Betrayer. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the expansion to the award-winning Neverwinter Nights 2 is set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONSÂ® Forgotten RealmsÂ® universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro. Neverwinter Nightsâ„¢ 2: Mask of the Betrayer will be available in North America in Fall 2007.
In Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, players are transported back to the Forgotten Realms shortly after the events detailed in the original Neverwinter Nights 2. Following the climactic battle against the King of Shadows, the player awakens alone and stranded deep beneath the earth. Surrounded by a horde of evil spirits, the player embarks on an epic adventure that reveals his true destiny.
â€œAtariâ€™s commitment to the Neverwinter Nights franchise and the enormous community is strong,â€ said Nique Fajors, Vice President, Sales, Marketing, Atari, Inc. â€œWe are on track to release the Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion pack this Fall, less than one year since the launch of Obsidianâ€™s outstanding sequel, and are confident the new features will deliver a role-playing experience that further engages and satisfies fans.â€
Set in harsh, spirit-rich Rashemen, near the powerful nation of Thay, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer will present players with an exciting new campaign; epic levels; dozens of new feats and spells; new races, base classes and prestige classes; new companions; new weapons, armor and crafting options; hordes of new monsters; and enhanced modding tools.
â€œNeverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayerâ€™s engrossing campaign will conclude the storyline that began in the original Neverwinter Nights 2 and focus on combat, exploration and classic D&D dungeon-crawling,â€ said Feargus Urquhart, CEO, Obsidian Entertainment. â€œWeâ€™re also making new advances in story and character development as well as improving upon the acclaimed companion Influence System used in both Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords and Neverwinter Nights 2.â€
The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than three million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentideâ„¢ Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdarkâ„¢ and Neverwinter Nights 2 have created more than 5,000 modifications to the original game using the award-winning toolset included with the full game that allows players to create their own universes, quests and storylines.
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer is scheduled for release in Fall 2007. More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at www.nwn2.com, which includes user forums, project news, development updates and more.