NEW YORK, Oct. 31
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) and Obsidian
Entertainment today announced that the highly-anticipated Neverwinter Nights(TM)
2 has shipped to stores nationwide. 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 - News), 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. Rated "T" for Teen, Neverwinter Nights 2 is available for Windows
platform at a suggested retail price of $49.95.
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. A limited edition of Neverwinter Nights 2 is
also available at retailers nationwide for $59.95. Neverwinter Nights 2 Limited
Edition features a robust array of collectibles including exclusive in-game
content such as a powerful new feat called Blessed of Waukeen that will grant a
bonus to all saving throws, two special items, access to a unique weapon, and a
magical golden aura that surrounds players' characters. A detailed cloth map
showing in-game locations, a book of art depicting characters and scenes from
the game and two silver antique rings (Good & Evil) are also included.
"Obsidian has delivered an outstanding sequel to one of the most beloved RPGs of
all time," said Nique Fajors, Vice President, Sales, Marketing, Atari, Inc.
"Neverwinter Nights 2 offers a deeply satisfying role-playing experience and a
robust toolset that together will extend the life of the Neverwinter tales and
bring more members to the community."
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.
More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at
www.nwn2.com, which includes user forums,
project news, development updates and more.