Neverwinter Launch Date and New Details

Following a successful open beta, Perfect World and Cryptic Studios have set Neverwinter’s launch date for 20th June 2013!

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The launch day also marks the live release of Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter’s free level 60 PvE and PvP content for veteran players.  Additionally, the first free content expansion to Neverwinter, entitled Fury of the Feywild, has been revealed!

“Boy, we have a lot going on. But then that was the plan from the very beginning.” said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. “The feedback from players has been incredible.  With their help during our Beta Test periods and our accumulated experience from having launched five MMOs, we’re confident we’ve worked out all the major kinks and can sustain the world of Neverwinter without the Beta safety net.  I personally thank our Open Beta players for providing an enormous amount of valuable feedback and supporting us during every single step of the development process.  As a token of that appreciation, we’re running an in-game promotional event near the end of Open Beta.  Of course, alongside the launch day comes the release of Gauntlgrym, which adds more end-game content.  And, we just announced Fury of the Feywild, our first content expansion for Neverwinter, which will all be, in classic D&D fashion, Modules.  Yeah, there is a lot going on.  But we wouldn’t have it any other way.  The game is doing great and we love working on it.”

“We have been thrilled with the work that Cryptic Studios and Perfect World have done on Neverwinter, and the tremendous response from the fans,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast.  “This is one of the Forgotten Realms’ most iconic cities and we are excited for the millions of fans that will create their own stories in Neverwinter.”

Neverwinter entered Open Beta on 30th April 30, allowing all players unrestricted access to the game world.  Those who participate in Open Beta will see their entire game progress rolled over to launch on 20th June, after a short maintenance.

Neverwinter - Gauntlgrym

The Gauntlgrym end-game content referred to features a massive PvE and PvP battleground where players fight for the greatest treasures hidden deep in the ancient Dwarven city.

Fury of the Feywild, the first Module for Neverwinter, is a free content expansion due this summer that chronicles an attempt by Fomorian Giants to seize the Elven city of Sharandar.  More details about Fury of the Feywild will appear soon!

For more information about Neverwinter, the end of beta event, and to begin playing now for free, please visit the official website: http://www.PlayNeverwinter.com.

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