See some of the upcoming Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons game in action with the latest video of the game.
Neverwinter sounds like an interesting experiment in design concepts. Straddling the line between traditional online action/RPG and MMO, the game is attempting to bring the Dungeons & Dragons experience into a new generation of PC gaming.
Set about 100 years after the Neverwinter Nights games, Neverwinter presents a brand new city and its environs to explore. At launch, players will have a choice between five different character classes (Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard), but more classes are planned for release later on.
While some traditional MMO features, like an auction house, will show up, the game follows a basically linear campaign story.
The trailer reveals an inviting visual style that remains close to the fantasy aesthetic established in the pen-and-paper RPG. We'll be excited to see how Neverwinter comes together in the upcoming months.