Atari Inc. today announced that developer Obsidian Ent. is at work on Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, the latest chapter in the very successful role-playing game saga set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe created by Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast. The expansion pack will be available for PC in North America this fall.
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer will transport gamers 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 or her true destiny. The expansion will offer 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.
“Atari’s commitment to the Neverwinter Nights franchise and the enormous community is strong,” says Nique Fajors, VP of sales and marketing for Atari. ‘We’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,” adds Obsidian Ent.CEO Feargus Urquhart.
The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than three million copies worldwide and has been translated into 10 languages. To date, fans of the saga, which includes the expansions Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, have created more than 5,000 modifications to the original release using the award-winning toolset included with the full game. More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at www.nwn2.com.