News Archive | 5/13/2014
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Neverwinter: Icewind Dale Launches
Eric Galaviz and Charles Haitkin

W e’re pleased to announce that the widely-acclaimed free-to-play action MMORPG Neverwinter, set in the Dungeons and Dragons’ Forgotten Realms universe, has launched its third expansion: Curse of Icewind Dale. For the first time in the history of Neverwinter, players will experience all-new Heroic Encounters and open-world PvP combat while working as a mercenary for one of two opposing groups, the Ten-Towners and the Arcane Brotherhood. Both of these groups will stop at nothing to get their hands on the region’s infamous Black Ice.

Check out the new launch trailer for a sneak peek at Icewind Dale!

Players will test their mettle in two Icewind Dale locations: Icewind Pass and Dwarven Valley. Each contains thrilling open-world PvP and PvE content. Players will even be able to challenge the evil wizard, Akar Kessell, in a new epic-level Skirmish where they will battle through Black Ice-infused incarnations of well-known Dungeons & Dragons creatures!

By allying themselves with either the Ten-Towners or the Arcane Brotherhood, players will have the chance to collect Black Ice through mercenary contracts. Players can use this new resource to craft Black Ice armor, a necessity in the perilous land of Icewind Dale.

Head over to the Neverwinter homepage to begin your journey in the Forgotten Realms. Be sure to check out the Hero of the North Pack, a bundle that features exclusive in-game items that will aid your adventures whether you’re a seasoned dungeon-delver or just starting your Neverwinter saga.

Neverwinter is an 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 and battling its many enemies. In Neverwinter, players can create their own quests and campaigns with the Foundry, a powerful content creation tool that allows players to seamlessly integrate their adventures into the live game world.

About the Authors

Charles Haitkin has been playing Dungeons & Dragons for 14 years. After graduating summa cum laude with degrees in anthropology and psychology from UC Santa Cruz, he turned his sights to the gaming industry where he is now a Community Manager for Neverwinter. An avid Forgotten Realms fan, his favorite Forgotten Realms deity is Umberlee and his preferred Neverwinter class is the Trickster Rogue.

Eric Galaviz has been in love with video games ever since he was able to hold an NES controller in his hands. He's been in the gaming industry for many years working in QA, Journalism, and now as a Community Manager with Perfect World. He loves all genres of video games and always finds time to watch San Francisco Giants games, sometimes while playing games.

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