Atari and Obsidian
that Neverwinter Nights 2 is gold, and the D&D RPG sequel is Due in
North American stores on October 31 and in Europe on November 3:
October 17, 2006 - Atari, Inc (Nasdaq: ATAR) and Obsidian Entertainment today
announced that the highly-anticipated Neverwinter Nights 2 has gone gold and is
on schedule to ship to stores nationwide on October 31 in North America and on
November 3 in Europe. Neverwinter Nights 2, the sequel to BioWare Corp.'s
best-selling and genre-defining role-playing game, is set in the DUNGEONS &
DRAGONS Forgotten Realms universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary
of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), and will transport players back to the embattled
city of Neverwinter. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro
Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro.
Neverwinter Nights 2 will be released for the Windows platform.
Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Neverwinter Nights 2 features a new,
extensive single-player game with deep character development and a powerful new
toolset that provides players with unprecedented ability to create their own
universes, quests and storylines
"Neverwinter Nights 2 has been an incredible game to produce, as we have aimed
from the beginning to develop an immersive gaming experience that will satisfy
both the RPG and modding communities," said Feargus Urquhart, Obsidian
Entertainment's CEO. "Now that Neverwinter Nights 2 has gone gold, we are proud
to say we are delivering a game that should exceed fans' expectations."
The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than two million copies
worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and
features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To
date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter
Nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark,
have created nearly 4,000 modifications to the original game using the original,
award-winning Aurora Toolset. A more robust toolset will be included with the
release of Neverwinter Nights 2.
More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at
www.nwn2.com, which includes user forums,
project news, development updates and more.