Neverwinter’s Ninth expansion Unleashed
Neverwinter has released its ninth expansion, The Maze Engine, continuing the Underdark storyline and introducing a new level cap, mount customization, a new queue system and five redesigned dungeons among other things. This massive update is now available on PC and it will be released to Xbox One later this year.
In this new expansion players will iconic Dungeons & Dragons characters to fight the demonic invasion that began with the past Underdark expansion. Baphomet has taken control of The Maze Engine, a device that can alter reality, and Orcus has conquered Castle Never raising an undead army.
“The Maze Engine is our first of several large updates coming to Neverwinter in 2016 and continues the story from Underdark,” said Rob Overmeyer, Neverwinter’s executive producer. “Looking forward in the year, we have a ton of new content that will bring your adventuring party deep into the Underdark, back to the tabletop in a new adventure and all the way to the frozen North. We’re excited to bring our current players and fans of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise along for some of the best adventures in the Forgotten Realms.”
“It’s great to see Neverwinter explore the roles of Orcus and Baphomet in the Rage of Demons storyline. The Prince of Undeath and the Horned Lord are not going to be easy demon lords to defeat,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director of Dungeons & Dragons. “We are looking forward to everything Neverwinter has in store for MMO players with our next storyline this year and beyond.”
The Maze Engine brings back four leveling dungeons (Cloak Tower, Pirate King’s Retreat, The Frozen heart and Caverns of Karrundax) and Castle Never as an epic dungeon. All these five have been overhauled with new visuals and content. It also introduces a new queue system so players can join up with the friends.