Neverwinter Launches the Underdark Expansion

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG

Neverwinter's eigthth expansion, Underdark, is finally available on PC (Xbox One to follow in early 2016), diving deeper into the Dungeons & Dragons Lore with an original questline written by best-selling author R.A. Salvatore and including an all-new 10-player encounter against the Prince of Demons: Demogorgon.

The new campaign includes in-game rewards inspired by the Rage of Demons storyline from Wizards of the Coast. And players will also be able to enjoy a new non-combat adventurer hub found in the Underdark, two new end-game skirmishes, open-world heroic encounters and new content for their strongholds.

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Neverwinter: Underdark continues the longstanding relationship between Cryptic and the D&D, allowing us to further flesh out content to official storylines from Wizards of the Coast,” said Rob Overmeyer, executive producer of Neverwinter. “As Dungeons & Dragons fans, we have always theorycrafted adventures that we want to play ourselves in Neverwinter. Collaborating with Salvatore to create adventures that put our characters alongside Drizzt and Bruenor is a huge opportunity. Underdark is just the beginning, as our team has even more ideas to deliver content that D&D fans will continue to enjoy.

It’s great to see that our friends at Cryptic are just as susceptible to demonic invasion as the rest of the D&D community,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director of Dungeons & Dragons. “Here’s hoping Neverwinter players are able to stave off the sinuous madness that Demogorgon can produce in even the most stalwart of heroes, Drizzt included.

This expansion also improves players' quality-of-life with several updates, such as the update to the Trade Bar Store allowing easier access to items and economy adjustments or the new gear preview feature.

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Source: Perfect World Entertaintment press release.

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