Neverwinter Nights 2 expands

New campaign, companions, and levels coming for Atari's popular PC role-playing game.

An expansion pack for the Obsidian-developed Neverwinter Nights 2 will be coming to North America and Europe in "fall/autumn 2007" and will be titled Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer.

The new expansion takes place shortly after the events of the popular RPG, following the final boss battle with the King of Shadows. The adventure begins--or rather, continues--when the player's character wakes up stranded deep beneath the earth, all alone and surrounded by a horde of evil spirits.

Mask of the Betrayer will be set in Rashemen, close to the powerful nation of Thay. It will feature a new campaign, new levels, dozens of new feats and spells, and new races, classes (and prestige classes), companions, weapons, armor, and crafting options, as well as "hordes" of new monsters and enhanced modding tools.

The first Neverwinter Nights game, featuring classic dungeons-and-dragons gameplay, also included BioWare's Aurora toolset, which let players create their own dungeons and put them online and was released in 2002. The original spawned several expansion packs, including Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, as well as the sequel. The franchise has sold 3 million copies to date in more than 40 countries and in 10 languages.

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75 comments
matti89
matti89

hopefully u can get to lvl 40 now:D:D that would be awesome and some new classe/races are going t make it even more awesome!!!!

TheNovak
TheNovak

Just one comment: Rasheman = Minsc!

thewilyranger
thewilyranger

This expansion is going to be awesome especially after reading into it, yay for Red Wizards!

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

After so much RTS games, it's good to see some RPGs coming out, even if they are just expasion packs.

daggerknight
daggerknight

Wow...I am having a damn good day! Awsome game on the Beldin PW server...nice weather (rain) outside, got some of my papers finished off...and now news of an NWN 2 expansion??! *Happy dance*

Juan_Anselm
Juan_Anselm

fluffebunnie They did include AA support since the 1.3 patch

forhekset
forhekset

How well can it carry on from the previous game, considering the many ways you can finish it?

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

Did they ever implement anti-aliasing support for this game? I would hope that would come first before expansion packs. Maybe I'll check back and see if it has ever been patched to fix that.

can0of0cheese
can0of0cheese

it kind of buggs me that gamespot calls it NN2 Mask of the betrayer in the upper right corner. Lets hope that it's just a typo.

linh1987
linh1987

Until they remake the game engine, I won't buy any other NWN2 product from OE. Such a waste potiental, what is the point of good gameplay, good story for when we CAN't play it? edited: even with 1.03 patch, the quality graphic/performance requirement is unreasonable. imho >_

Mauller
Mauller

I'd be much happier if they made the original NWN2 more stable first before releasing a damn expansion. I still get stupid crash bugs when loading up a new area or what not.

Georgezzz
Georgezzz

Great news! Expansions are always nice. New classes, monsters, areas, placeables, spells, feats... Yay!!!

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

I knew it, and expansion! Not quite the setting I imagined, but still good. With the lame non-ending "ending" you got most of the time in NWN2, an expansion pack was inevitable! No doubt it'll have "epic" levels and such.

phoenixDs24
phoenixDs24

I have been waiting for this news ever since I beat the game.

Kounji
Kounji

They want this out by the holidays so there is a big chance it might come out pretty rushed. My hope is that they really don't hold out on a lot of patch content that should be in the game and wait for the this expansion to do it. It would be terrible if obsidian did such a thing

TheSergeant
TheSergeant

This is fantastic news, I'm really looking forward to all the new goodies that will be included in this latest addition to the NWN series.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

This is more reason why i need to play NWN more:P

Are_You_Morbid
Are_You_Morbid

Nice! One more reason to finish playing the game faster.

bcolter
bcolter

A pleasant suprise for me today... I finished NWN2 about 4 weeks ago and it left me wanting more. I'll be picking this one up. /Sharpens Sword...

michelle_moraes
michelle_moraes

So long it doesn't have the huge amount of bugs N2 has...

fugori
fugori

Sounds great. I knew the hero hadn't been killed in the canonical version of events. I hope they enhance some things, yes, but I was very satisfied with NWN2 - despite all of its flaws - and I look forward to spending another few hundred hours on this upcoming gem. It'll be nice to see some of Rashemen as well... I think they actually hinted at this in the game once or twice.

Atomic_Mutant
Atomic_Mutant

So the saga continues... At least they are talking about releasing future updates and genuinely seem committed to them. They seem to have mastered some method to the means now, not to mention some veneer of confidence...what with the developer musing about wishing for another go at KOTOR and even a RPG based on post-apocalyptic setting. What about the 'Black Dog' mod derived from the past 'Baldur's Gate 3' project that Mr.Sawyer was reportedly working on as a personal project? How is this going to be affected with the advent of an expansion? What is troubling is by the time the first expansion was released for the original NWN, the community was well on its way for providing huge amount of user created content for the engine that it affected some relevance for either the continuation of the plot or the additional assets. How NWN2 compares and what its state of the community participation is depend on its improvement of multiplayer performance and stability...

grey-flood
grey-flood

new BUG, BUGs, and BBBBBBUUUUGGSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SulaMoon
SulaMoon

WTF finish the first game before releasing an expansion... ¬¬

perkoli
perkoli

Anyone have an idea what other races will they be adding to the expansion??

fastpunk
fastpunk

@ Hell3ent: dude, I'd like to see how good Bioware would fare if they had to make a game from zero with nothing but a 5 year old engine and 1 year time...

killercuts
killercuts

Besides the problems and performance issues of NWN2 it quickly turned into an amazing and highly addicting game. Im very happy to see an expansion come it. It's wat made the first NWN great too.

Somini
Somini

As some of you say, NWN2 was buggy as h***, that's why I can't enjoy it as much NWN, but if you endure and play through the game you'll have a really memorable experience. Awesome characters and story, then I can't complain that much about bugs, because there's too few games with a really solid story.

Somini
Somini

WOOHOOOOO!!! This is awesome, I absolutely love NWN2, I think it was under-appreciated, even though it wasn't as good as NWN. I really hope that this expansion follows the trend of the original NWN expansions, those campaigns where a lot better than the original NWN campaign. Hordes of the Underdark is one of the best expansions EVER. D&D FOREVER!!!

Alkpaz
Alkpaz

kick butt.. MINSC! I loved NWN2!!!! MORE PLEASE!

bui7
bui7

I can't wait!

hyphyxxl
hyphyxxl

I have heard alot of good thing's about the original, but never got to play it so it's most likely outdated in today's video game standerd's.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I never played the first one but people really seem to have strong opinions about this game... wether it is good or bad.

Oni
Oni

I played the original NWN multi-player to death. Those were some great times. NWN2 disappoints highly in that regard. I had some high hopes for it, but I guess they thought the single player was more important. It's still a decent enough game that did absolutely nothing to improve on the original.

LoJo10
LoJo10

The first Neverwinter Nights blowed. It was horrible.

spelledarn
spelledarn

Baldur's Gate managed to create an amazing world with a rich, deep story and memorable characters, all with just 7-8 levels. I guess if you can't make a great story, you compensate with more levelgrinding.

eelektrik
eelektrik

The reports of bugs in NWN2 are greatly exaggerated. The game was playable out of the box, even if the engine isnt optimizsed very well and its a bit of a resource hog. But I had relativeily few crashes given the ammount of hours I put into the game, and the patchs have definatly improved the games performance as well. The game is definatly worth buying, and will even be moreso when the expansion comes out.

zeecorner
zeecorner

too bad it was so bugged i couldnt finish the game, i truly loved it though! I played like 40 hours in a week it was so fun, but i was also stranded in my house bc of a blizzard...

dark_xaero
dark_xaero

Stop whining about the performance. Most of the issues have been fixed since patch 1.03

Revelstone
Revelstone

While I enjoyed NWN2 and had few bug related problems, I hope to god they fix the awful AI as well as fix online play and the DM client. If they do that, I'll get the expansion, if not,guess I'll have to wait for NWN3..

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

I hope they redo the graphics is right. The original game had horrible character design, this one looks just as bad. I hope they fix all of these bugs that GS also goes on and on about too. I might pick this game up though once the price drops.

guardianlegend7
guardianlegend7

I hope they redo the character models. This game is ugly! Gamespot gave its graphics a 6 out of 10, and I think that's about right.

mismajor99
mismajor99

I'm still going through the SP campaign of NWN2, and I'm pretty impressed. None of the bugs that were initially in the game have been a problem for me, just so long as you patch it. Anyway, good news for all NWN fans...

narutoramen
narutoramen

i haven't played nwn2 since i got it cuz of the bugs & how they handled multiplayer wasn't fun. i could run oblivion but couldn't even run nwn2. reading other ppl's posts, i guess they still haven't fixed the game.

dark_xaero
dark_xaero

Obsidian is better than Bioware.