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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Neverwinter Announced For PC
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Atari and Cryptic Studios have announced development of Neverwinter for PC. The title is a new online roleplaying game based on Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons and the beloved city of Neverwinter.

In Neverwinter, players will 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 will also create their own storylines and quests utilizing a content generation system, tentatively codenamed Forge.

UPDATE: I contacted Cryptic Studios about the possibility of a Mac version and received the following reply

    "As of right now, Neverwinter is PC only. There are no immediate plans to have this available on Mac, but like anything this could be subject to change depending on demand and other factors."


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.

"We're beyond thrilled to develop a brand new version of Neverwinter. It's been years since the original became a gaming icon and we're honored to work with such a great franchise," said Jack Emmert, COO of Cryptic Studios. "We've been working closely with Wizards of the Coast and R.A. Salvatore to create an authentic D&D adventure filled with compelling fiction and exciting gameplay."

"Wizards of the Coast is excited to invite millions of fans back to Neverwinter with the launch of R.A. Salvatore's Gauntlgrym, said Liz Schuh, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. "And we're excited about the prospects for great digital gaming experiences based on this epic world.

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.

For more information follow the links below.

Neverwinter Website
Massively: Neverwinter Details
Gamespot: Neverwinter Details

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