The Maze Engine is Unleashed in Neverwinter on Xbox One

The Maze Engine is Unleashed in Neverwinter on Xbox One

Repel the Demonic Threat Alongside Drizzt, Bruenor & Minsc

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: The Maze Engine – the newest expansion to the Dungeons & Dragons-based free-to-play MMORPG - is now available on Xbox One. Demonic princes Baphomet and Orcus threaten Neverwinter with a second wave of the demonic invasion and a potential super-weapon, The Maze Engine. Join Drizzt Do’Urden, Minsc, and other iconic Dungeons & Dragons characters to put an end to the demonic threat.

Neverwinter: The Maze Engine follows the events of the previous expansion – Neverwinter: Underdark. Though adventurers quelled the efforts of Demogorgon, new threats have sprung up. The Maze Engine, a powerful reality-altering artifact, is under the control of The Horned King Baphomet who looks to use its powers to ensnare the Sword Coast. Orcus, the Prince of Undeath, has taken up residence in the abandoned Castle Never, reanimating slain heroes of the castle into an undead army.

Neverwinter’s ninth expansion also brings new gameplay updates, including the return of four leveling dungeons and Castle Never, which has been upgraded into an epic dungeon. All returning dungeons have been upgraded with new content and fresh visuals. The expansion also introduces the new Mounts System, allowing players to customize their mounts and how they’re stored, an improved queue system, and an all-new campaign. More details and features can be found below:

  • Return of Castle Never - Orcus has taken over this abandoned dungeon and filled its halls with undead adventurers. The level 70 Epic Dungeon returns with fresh visuals, and has had its design optimized for efficiency as well as both new and updated rewards.
  • New Mounts System – Players can customize their favorite mounts with abilities from other mounts.
  • Four Leveling Dungeons – Returning dungeons include Cloak Tower, Pirate King’s Retreat, The Frozen eart, aHeart and Caverns of Karrundax.
  • Improved Queue System – Players can join up with their friends and large groups to conquer group challenges from dungeons, the Demogorgon battle, Tiamat and more.
  • The Maze Engine Campaign – The storyline which began in Underdark continues, pitting adventurers against a siege of demons and culminating in a battle alongside iconic D&D heroes against Baphomet.

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 currently available on PC and digitally for Xbox One, available free-to-play with Gold* from the Xbox Games Store.

*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.