Atari announces Neverwinter

Written by Joe Martin

August 23, 2010 // 2:59 p.m.

Tags: #announcement #atari #neverwinter #neverwinter-nights #pc-rpg #ra-salvatore #rpg

Atari and Cryptic Studios have announced that they are partnering to work on a new PC exclusive RPG, Neverwinter.

Announced via press release, Neverwinter will apparently be based on an upcoming trilogy of books by R.A. Salvatore. No mention is made of it being attached to the previously popular Neverwinter Nights games.

Details are still thin on the ground right now, but Neverwinter will feature five classic D&D classes, plus party combat for up to five players - either NPC or Co-op.

Atari will apparently be including mod tools with the game, claiming that players will be able to create their own storylines and events with the help of a new user-friendly modding system, codenamed Forge.

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.

The story will apparently focus on a power struggle in the town of Neverwinter, with the last lord dead and zombies rising from the ground in the aftermath of the Spellplague.

Looks like this is the long-rumoured revival that was hinted about back in 2008, then.

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