Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Launching Later This Month (Squee!)
Neverwinter Nights. Man, let me tell you. This game was one of the biggest reasons why I have been so loyal to BioWare through the years. Sure, the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series solidified my mind, body, and soul within the developer’s grasp, but it was this third person RPG that put me in that path to begin with. Now the company behind re-releasing titles like Baldur’s Gate has announced that not only is Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on the way, but it’s dropping this month!
Beamdog has assured fans that the Enhanced Edition will receive full support, including regular updates. Not only that, but the modding toolset is also set to see significant expansion. Unfortunately at this time (wishful thinking, we can’t report that a Nintendo Switch port is coming, HOWEVER … it’s not a hard “no” either. During a recent livestream Beamdog was asked if they would ever consider a transfer over to Nintendo’s hybrid console, to which they responded that it “is something that is appealing to us.” DOUBLE SQUEE.
For now, the Enhanced Edition is slated to drop on March 27th on Steam. For those that might be new to the game, here’s what you need to know per the official description:
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition adds all-new enhanced features to the content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition. Slink through the shadows as a deadly half-elven rogue, wield fearsome magics as a powerful gnomish sorcerer, vanquish your foes as an armor-clad dwarven paladin… whatever hero you create, incredible adventures await.
Discover magic, wonder, and danger at every turn on your own or with friends in these classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures.
- Improved Display: Your portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on your chosen resolution including 1080p and 4k.
- Advanced Graphics Options: Pixel shaders and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals. Enable contrast, vibrance, and depth of field options as preferred.
- Community Endorsed: Original developers have teamed with key members of the Neverwinter Nights community to curate important fan-requested improvements to support players, storytellers, and modders.
- Backwards Compatibility: Works with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights. A galaxy of community created content awaits.
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Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.