Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate Coming Next Week

Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate Coming Next Week

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Mysteries of Westgate, the long-awaited "adventure pack" for Neverwinter Nights 2, will finally see the light of day next week.

Mysteries of Westgate will add roughly 15 hours of new adventures in the Forgotten Realms city of Westgate. A powerful but cursed treasure will draw players into a war between the city's factions, including the infamous Night Masks, leading to the discovery of a dark plot that threatens the whole of Westgate itself. Developed by Ossian (not Obsidian) Studios, the expansion will feature new content including "professionally voice characters" and a brand new score.

The expansion has a bit of a controversial history. It was originally slated for release in fall 2007 and was completed on schedule, but Atari delayed its launch due to problems with copy protection. "We realized that the traditional protection of the .EXE file would not work with it so we scrambled to find a reliable commercial method that would do the job," Atari Producer Keehwan Her wrote in a March 2008 post on BioWare's Neverwinter Nights 2 forum. "Unfortunately, developing this system has taken longer than we anticipated and MoW's release has suffered as a result, because it is the first product that will use this new system."

A year and a half later, "longer than we anticipated" is looking like a bit of an understatement. But Atari says the wait is now over, and no kidding this time: Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate will be available via the Atari Store on April 29 for $9.99.

Source: Eurogamer

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Wait...so... rather than get the cash from sales and good will, they wasted 1.5 years on DRM-wannabe software and god knows how much cash and lost good will from customers?!?

The expansions for NwN2 haven't really impressed me so far--but the original game didn't impress me much, either. If they aren't making any systemic changes I'll probably give Westgate a miss.

gah, the first neverwinter nights was the best and so was its expantions

I WANT MY DEEKIN!

dogstile:
gah, the first neverwinter nights was the best and so was its expantions

I WANT MY DEEKIN!

DEEKIN WRITE BOOK ABOUT ME!!! DEEKIN BRAVE KOBOLD!!! DEEKIN FACE DRAGON WHILE ... i drank tea :(

Personally, I would rather get Dragon Age now. Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer was epic though, can at least give Obsidian credits for crafting a wonderful story for it.

cainx10a:

dogstile:
gah, the first neverwinter nights was the best and so was its expantions

I WANT MY DEEKIN!

DEEKIN WRITE BOOK ABOUT ME!!! DEEKIN BRAVE KOBOLD!!! DEEKIN FACE DRAGON WHILE ... i drank tea :(

Personally, I would rather get Dragon Age now. Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer was epic though, can at least give Obsidian credits for crafting a wonderful story for it.

story was nice...hated the time limit it gave you, took away my freedom

(yes, i HATED the spirit bar)

also, was it just me who got deekin to solo run everything he possibly could ingame? :P

dogstile:

cainx10a:

dogstile:
gah, the first neverwinter nights was the best and so was its expantions

I WANT MY DEEKIN!

DEEKIN WRITE BOOK ABOUT ME!!! DEEKIN BRAVE KOBOLD!!! DEEKIN FACE DRAGON WHILE ... i drank tea :(

Personally, I would rather get Dragon Age now. Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer was epic though, can at least give Obsidian credits for crafting a wonderful story for it.

story was nice...hated the time limit it gave you, took away my freedom

(yes, i HATED the spirit bar)

also, was it just me who got deekin to solo run everything he possibly could ingame? :P

Yeah, that dreaded spirit bar was why I never played the game twice. At least my Epic Wizard finally settled down in West Harbor. :)

Doug:
Wait...so... rather than get the cash from sales and good will, they wasted 1.5 years on DRM-wannabe software and god knows how much cash and lost good will from customers?!?

*pirates the game in protest*
Nah, but I stopped playing NWN2 a while back.
If I have time, I might finish up the first expansion I bought for it.

Atari treat affiliated companies like Ossian (and ex-Troika) like crap for experimentation. There's no logical reason to delay a release by 18 months and stick on a 3 install limit activation, but Atari are doing it to see how fans react.
Stardock made a good choice to stay well clear of them.

Hopefully the DRM won't be to drastic. I adore NWN2 despite it's inferiority towards NWN1. Anybody knows something about the character levels this will be playable? I would love to play an epic wizard again :).

I want to see neverwinter Nights come to xbox 360 or ps3 Please someone makes this happen!

 

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