By Megan Farokhmanesh on May 04, 2013 05.04.13
A new trailer for Neverwinter, Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment's free-to-play action-MMO, introduces players to the game's highest-level adventure zone, the Whispering Caverns. The Whispering Caverns will be filled with monsters at the level 60 cap and is the first location players will encounter mind flayers, enemies who use psionic abilities. Check out the video above for a look at the Whispering Caverns' underground labyrinth. According to a dev blog posted with the video, the zone is located in the Underdark, meaning players "will go from rough-hewn caves to giant underground cities to strange alien environments." Players will explore the drow city of Zesraena, the Steelshear Mines and more. Neverwinter entered open beta at the end of last month. You can read our preview,...
By Emily Gera on May 01, 2013 05.01.13
The Neverwinter open beta has begun and with it comes the release of the MMO's opening cinematic. Clocking in at just over four minutes long, the CGI trailer introduces players to the Dungeons & Dragons-based setting, which includes magic-wielding clerics, skeletal dragons and armies of undead marching toward the city of Neverwinter. Neverwinter is a free-to-play fantasy MMO from developer Cryptic Studios, featuring 60 levels and five character classes. With the beta now underway as of yesterday, players can expect to be able to transfer characters created in the beta once the game officially launches. Cryptic is currently working to address a number of performance issues, in addition to introducing an improved log-in process, following yesterday's open beta launch.
By John Funk on Apr 24, 2013 04.24.13
A new trailer for Cryptic Studios' D&D-based MMO Neverwinter introduces some of the more fiendish adversaries players will face. The fortress town and monastery of Helm's Hold was seen by victims of the Spellplague as being a place where they could find refuge and sanctuary. However, the prophet that had led them there, Rohini, was found to be a succubus in disguise and the leader of a devil-worshiping cult that intended to sacrifice the refugees. Helm's Hold is now overrun by devils from the lower planes, and adventurers must stop them and slay Rohini. Neverwinter is planned to enter open beta at the end of the month.
By John Funk on Apr 16, 2013 04.16.13
A new trailer for Cryptic's upcoming MMO Neverwinter gives an overview of the Rothé Valley zone. Located just beyond the Neverwinter forest, the lush farmland of the Rothé Valley is in dire straits these days. The Drow dark elves have been kidnapping farmers and bringing them into the Underdark to be sacrifices to their spider goddess. The players and their adventuring parties are the only ones that can contend with Drow and giant spider-beasts alike in order to save innocent lives. Neverwinter is expected to enter open beta testing later this month.
By John Funk on Mar 15, 2013 03.15.13
A new trailer out from Cryptic and Perfect World shows that the once-vibrant city of Neverwinter has fallen upon hard times, to say the least. Beset by threats both from outside and from within, the "Jewel of the North" is in search of heroes. Said heroes will have to earn their keep fighting marauding orcs, undead and demons as well as discontent rebels seeking to topple the rulers of Neverwinter from their thrones. Neverwinter is slated for release on Windows PCs this year.
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 14, 2013 03.14.13
Neverwinter's Control Wizard class can dictate battle strategies with their spells, such as freezing enemies in their place so a Trickster Rogue can dispatch them, as shown in the latest gameplay trailer above. Control Wizards have a fourth Encounter power for their Spell Mastery, where players are awarded spell bonus effects for mastering a spell. For example mastering Slow Time, which stuns and slows down enemies, gives team members a speed and attack boost. The free-to-play game is based in the Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms universe and will release for Windows PC later this year. A date is yet to be announced. Players can register for Neverwinter here.
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
The latest trailer for Crypitic Studios' MMORPG Neverwinter tells the story of the lands around Icespire Peak where the Icehammer dwarves battle the evil Hrimnir. In order to help the dwarves, players must destroy an evil artifact called the Winterforge by battling frost goblins, winter wolves, ice trolls and frost giants, right into the frozen body of a giant called Lakkar. The trailer also highlights Icehammer dwarves Bolbin Ironbrow, who coordinates the Icehammer militia; Garora Oakhew, who acts as a medic and frontline soldier; and Florin Icehammer, a dwarf with ancient bloodline who wants fight to Hrimnir himself. The free-to-play game is based in the Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms universe and will release for Windows PC at an announced date. Players can register for N...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 09, 2013 02.09.13
The latest trailer for Neverwinter, Cryptic Studios' massively multiplayer online role-playing game, introduces a new character class called the Devoted Cleric. The Devoted Cleric both heals and deals holy damage. It's a class that can manipulate the battlefield with area control and has a variety of moves for players to choose from. The Devoted Cleric's main mode of attack is the Lance of Faith, where players throw spears of light. Other attacks, such as Daunting Light, deal large amounts of damage through area of effect. Clerics can also heal and deliver buffs in several ways. Soothing Light is a simple healing spell, while Astral Seal allows players to encase foes while restoring health. Hallowed Ground provides buffs to nearby allies, allowing them to take less damage while...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 05, 2013 02.05.13
A new trailer for Neverwinter, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Cryptic Studios, has surfaced on German website GameStar. The trailer offers a story-driven look at the game's CGI capabilities. While a dragon terrorizes the skies, a masked villain wages war on the battlefield against outnumbered heroes. Neverwinter is being developed for Windows PC. The game takes place in Neverwinter, a city in Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms. Beta testing is expected to begin Feb. 8-10, then again March 8-10 and March 22-24.