Atari and Obsidian Entertainment have today announced that the sequel to the extremely popular fantasy RPG, Neverwinter Nights 2, is now entering gold status and will ship to stores across the US on October 31 and Europe on November 3. Neverwinter Nights 2 is set in the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms universe created by Wizards of the Coast. The game thrusts the player into the embattled, ruined city of Neverwinter, where players will traverse a gorgeous 3D supported by an "extensive single-player game with deep character development." Atari also boasted a powerful new toolset that provides players with unprecedented ability to create their own universes, quests, and storylines.
Here's what Atari had to say about their latest release:
Build a character that suits your style of play - good or evil, chaotic or lawful, with any number of skills, feats and professions available at the click of a button. Whether lobbing fireballs and researching forgotten spells as a powerful Wizard, hacking a trail through legions of orcs as a Fighter armed only with a battle axe and your courage, or taking on the role of a Rogue that can slip into the shadows at a moment's notice and take the purse from even the most perceptive of guardsmen. Choose your alignment, your allies, your companions, and how you want your character to develop... design the character you want, role-play the way you want, and carry the battle to the enemy.
The design aspects of Neverwinter Nights 2 don't stop there, however. Past the campaign included with the game itself, Neverwinter Nights 2 also gives you all the tools you need to build your own modules, campaigns, and adventures for your friends - move buildings, terrain, script encounters, write dialogues, create quests and items - everything you need to create an epic adventure of your own is included in the toolset for you and any other worldbuilder to use.
More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at NWN2.com