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D&D Neverwinter confirmed for 2013 release

12:13 PM, Aug 15, 2012   |    comments
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MMORPG 'Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter' from Perfect World Entertainment.

Perfect World Entertainment Inc. has announced that its upcoming free-to-play action MMORPG computer game based on the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, Neverwinter, will be released in early 2013.

Setting the release into the next year provides developer Cryptic Studios more time to add additional content and extra features that the developer team would love to have at launch.  This content includes a robust PvP system, the exact details of which (and of other additions) will be revealed as Neverwinter's quest to become the biggest and best MMORPG of 2013 progresses. 

"After an extremely successful E3, the nominations, awards and accolades for Neverwinter continues to fuel us with great ideas for new game features," said Yoon Im, Senior Vice President, Game Publishing, Perfect World Entertainment.  "We and our partners at Wizards of the Coast are committed to connecting gamers with the best possible D&D gaming experiences.  With Neverwinter, we will not just meet expectations, we will exceed them and that means supporting our developers at Cryptic with the time they need to make the action MMORPG to beat in 2013."

Perfect World Entertainment is also pleased to continue its partnership with Wizards of the Coast by showcasing Neverwinter at Gen Con Indy.  Fans in attendance can take control of three different deadly Drow characters in a hands-on demo packed with adventure.  Fight the infamous pirate Lord Traven Blackdagger and his crew, or perhaps meet Cryptic CEO Jack Emmert, a gaming enthusiast and annual Gen Con attendee.

"Neverwinter will be the best product we've made yet," said Craig Zinkievich, COO and Executive Producer, Cryptic Studios. "We're very proud of all the games we've developed. We've been making MMOs and free MMOs for a decade. Neverwinter takes ten years of those successes and hard lessons to heart. It's a game and a franchise we're nothing but passionate about. And now, with the amazing continued support of our publishers and licensors at Perfect World and Wizards of the Coast, we're ready to kick the MMO space wide open in 2013." 


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