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D&D “co-op RPG” Neverwinter confirmed for Q4 2011

Monday, 23rd August 2010 14:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Cryptic’s announced its next project, as promised: it’s a “co-op roleplaying game” called Neverwinter, a PC exclusive for next year.

The game, which has been rumoured as an MMO, is “inspired” by an upcoming RA Salvatore book trilogy.

Fans will be thrilled of a chance to return to Neverwinter: Neverwinter Nights is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest RPGs.

The story focuses on a Neverwinter that’s “faced a great many disasters in the past hundred years.”

Rule of the city remains unclear following the death 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.”

Spooky.

Players will be able to choose from five 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,” codenamed Forge.

You’re going to be waiting a while for this: it’s not out until the fourth calendar quarter of 2011.

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 game.

There’s a splash site here.

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  1. Suikoden Fan

    i wonder how they will approach the subs? lifetime? 6 months?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Wouldn’t touch this with a 100ft pole, No Roeper and its not Bioware, not even Obsidian.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    D&D and inspired by Salvatore books and PC exclusive?
    Lets see what you have there.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Knowing Cryptic it’ll just be a reskinned Champions Online and will run like crap despite never looking that good. Also queue tons of indentikit quests.

    #4 4 years ago