Neverwinter Nights 2 News

Inside Obsidian: How RPG's greatest survivors kept the lights on

"They say the path to Hell is paved with good intentions."

Over the years, I've come to know what to expect from Obsidian, or so I thought. Obsidian makes RPGs, beautiful, intriguing, sometimes slightly shonky RPGs with great writing and vivid characters and just a lingering trace of thriftiness. They make games where the concepts, where the soul, trumps the budget.

Is Obsidian's new RPG called Eternity?

Countdown points to Friday as new clues emerge.

The number four has become a number three - it was a countdown rather than a number symbolic of the new Project X RPG that Obsidian has been teasing.

BioWare's "regret" over forum hack

EA promises to bolster security.

BioWare Edmonton studio GM Aaryn Flynn has expressed his regret over last week's "highly sophisticated and unlawful cyber attack" suffered by BioWare's server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums.

NWN2 add-on coming next week

Mysteries of Westgate to cost a tenner.

Atari has announced that Neverwinter Nights 2 adventure pack Mysteries of Westgate will launch on Wednesday, 29th April.

NWN2 expansion revealed

NWN2 expansion revealed

Mask of the Betrayer ahoy.

Atari has revealed a new expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights 2 that will be available this autumn.

Mask of the Betrayer will follow on from the climatic battle against the King of Shadows in the original campaign, and see you wake up deep below the earth's surface surrounded by swarms of evil spirits. It's here in harsh Rashemen that you'll seek out your true destiny.

Perhaps the most exciting new feature are epic levels, which will take you above and beyond level 20, giving you access to powerful new feats and spells.

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NWN2 toolset next week

For pre-orders in US/Europe.

Atari and Obsidian are set to release the Neverwinter Nights 2 toolset a month ahead of the game's release in October.

Neverwinter 2 beta testing

Neverwinter 2 beta testing

Multiplayer and toolset.

Atari and Obsidian have announced plans for a pair of Neverwinter Nights 2 closed beta tests, which you can sign up for right now.

The first is for multiplayer only, and you're advised that you'll need a pretty beefy PC to join in - with a 3GHz processor, 1GB RAM and a Radeon X800/GeForce 6800 series graphics card or higher recommended.

The second makes similarly hefty demands of your hardware, and is for the game's module-making toolset. Head to that sign-up page for more information.

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Atari's Leipzig line-up

TDU, NWN2, AITD, etc.

Atari has announced its line-up for the Leipzig Games Convention, headlined by playable versions of Test Drive Unlimited and Neverwinter Nights 2.

No premium mods for NWN 2

Says man in the know.

Jason 'Elidrin' Lowry, the man behind Bioware's recent Infinite Dungeons mod, has confirmed that the Premium Modules Program for Neverwinter Nights has been cancelled.