Oh, good gravy, I forgot this was coming out (and guess who’s really happy about that?)
Firmly camped in the “Now, this brings back memories” and “Well, there goes another 180 or so hours!” departments, I have the feeling the console version of Neverwinter Nights ($49.99, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) will be a Game of the Year contender simply for the sheer amount of content it delivers. The press release below the jump will get you grinning if you’re a fan who remembers spending too many hours in these worlds, but I bet a copper that a new generation of players will want to dive into this in single player and co-multiplayer modes.
New, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go move some time around and figure out when I’m going to play this and you need to go read a press release. For the record, I’ve been storing excess time in the closet, but it keeps disappearing, grrrrrr. Must be the monsters in there eating it, I think…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEVERWINTER NIGHTS ON CONSOLES TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
Skybound Games and Beamdog Release Physical and Digital Enhanced Edition of the Classic PC RPG for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Dec. 3, 3019 (Los Angeles, Calif.)— Skybound Games and Beamdog announced that the enhanced edition of the classic Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing videogame Neverwinter Nights is available on modern consoles for the very first time starting today. The boxed version of this legendary title can be purchased at major retailers globally for $49.99 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition delivers the original 2002 Computer RPG of the Year and over 100 hours of DLC, including 10 standalone D&D-based adventures featuring co-op and online multiplayer gameplay*. The disk contains the base campaign, as well as the Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark expansions with numerous premium modules such as Wyvern Crown of Cormyr and Pirates of the Sword Coast available as free downloads with purchase. Fully customize your hero’s class, skills and appearance, gather your party, and embark on an epic adventure of magic, wonder and danger.
Tailored for a natural gameplay experience on consoles, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition gives longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to play this critically acclaimed adventure from the formative age of RPGs in a whole new way. Beamdog has upgraded the game with support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for consoles, new content, improved UI and UX, bug fixes, rebalancing and an updated rendering engine that vastly improves the game’s visual quality.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is also available today for digital download on the PlayStation®Store, Microsoft Xbox One Store, and Nintendo eShop. For more information, visit: https://www.skybound.com/neverwinter-nights-enhanced-edition.
*Multiplayer gameplay is available today for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 via a patch that players will be automatically prompted to download. More information can be found in the system settings as well. Multiplayer gameplay for Xbox One will be released in a separate patch in January 2020. Stay tuned to Beamdog’s Twitter for further details.
This one’s a total nostalgia trip for me and yep, I can’t wait to take it for a spin. The Enhanced Edition’s still old school visuals make me feel a lot younger as well, so I can truly appreciate them for that alone, but I know all those expansions will also keep me bust for some time. I’d gripe about my ancient PC saves not being transferable, but oh well. This is a game and expansions I won’t mind starting over from scratch with (and besides, the port’s many changers make that somewhat impossible, I bet).