GIANTS INVADE THE SWORD COAST – NEVERWINTER: STORM KING’S THUNDER NOW AVAILABLE ON PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE

GIANTS INVADE THE SWORD COAST – NEVERWINTER: STORM KING’S THUNDER NOW AVAILABLE ON PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE

Explore the Frozen North While Battling Enormous Foes Set On Covering the World in Ice

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. This adventure sends players back to Icewind Dale to face off against invading giants through three new adventure zones and a challenging new dungeon. PlayStation®4 players will also receive The Maze Engine: Guild Alliances update, bringing new ways to join forces with the Neverwinter community.

Storm King’s Thunder begins as frost giants force their way into the northern regions of the Sword Coast, creating a call-to-arms for Neverwinter’s strongest to defend the land from these gargantuan invaders. Adventurers will travel to Bryn Shander, the largest settlement within the Ten Towns, to save the townsfolk from attack, learning a powerful artifact, the Ring of Winter, was stolen along the way. To defeat the frost giant threat, players will need to enlist the help of classic Dungeons & Dragons characters such as Catti-brie, Wulfgar and Harshnag. Once the battle has been won, they will continue on to Lonelywood and Cold Run, until they eventually reach Fangbreaker Island, a remote isle in the treacherous Sea of Moving Ice.

A full list of gameplay updates available with the release of Storm King’s Thunder and Guild Alliances includes:

  • New Campaign – The new end-game campaign for Storm King’s Thunder is broken down into three parts, each unlocking a new adventure zone. When all three zones are cleared, players will have access to the dungeon on Fangbreaker Island.
  • Three New Adventure Zones
    • Bryn Shander – Adventurers must visit this remote settlement in Icewind Dale to save its inhabitants from attackers.
    • Lonelywood – After clearing Bryn Shander, players will move on to the town of Lonelywood, where they will fight off trolls and other beasts.
    • Cold Run – The last adventure zone is the frigid coastline of Cold Run, where adventurers will come face to face with the mighty frost giants.
  • New Tier 3 Dungeon – Adventurers will need to complete the new Storm King’s Thunder campaign and equip their characters with high-level gear in order to access Fangbreaker Island, the most difficult five-player dungeon in the game.
  • Class Balance Adjustments – In an ongoing effort to maintain balance for Neverwinter, we’ve made major adjustment to three classes, the Hunter Ranger, Scourge Warlock and Guardian Fighter.
  • New Bosses and Enemies – Besides defending the land from frost giants, players will fight off swarms of arctic beasts, as well as three new bosses who rule over Fangbreaker Island.
  • The Maze Engine: Guild Alliances for PlayStation®4 – Guilds of all sizes can form alliances with one another to strengthen their strongholds, team up to level them faster and earn better rewards for both guilds.
  • Sword Coast Chronicle for PlayStation®4 – Quality of life update to guide players towards end-game campaigns, completing heroic deeds along the way.

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is available on PC and is free to play digitally on Xbox One (with Xbox Live Gold*) and PlayStation®4 (PlayStation®Plus not required).

*On Xbox, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.

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Jayson Gegner PR Coordinator, Perfect World Entertainment
Jayson Gegner PR Coordinator, Perfect World Entertainment
About Neverwinter

PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Perfect World is a leading online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Dungeons & Dragons NeverwinterStar Trek Online, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World and PWI. The company works closely with its development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has its European Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com.

 

CRYPTIC STUDIOS, INC.

Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include Champions Online: Free for AllStar Trek Online and Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, is located in Los Gatos, CA.

 

WIZARDS OF THE COAST

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.