Beamdog, a studio comprised of former BioWare developers, is set to bring the classic Dungeon & Dragons video game adaptation Neverwinter Nights to the modern era! Aptly titled Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, this new version will bring the game to modern computers, which actually… seems to be the only thing it’s doing.
Now don’t get us wrong, we love ourselves good old fashioned BioWare RPGs, but a lot of fans are already confused as this game. Watch the trailer for yourself – it doesn’t seem too “enhanced,” does it? At least graphics wise it doesn’t. We’re assuming that this isn’t really a true “HD remaster” but more of a glorified stability update to get the game running on newer computers.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will be based on the “Diamond” version of the original game, which means it includes both expansions Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark plus three premium modules: Kingmaker, ShadowGuard, and Witch’s Wake. You’ll have all of the official content of the original game, so the community is hoping that this breathes new life into the fan module community.
You see, the original Neverwinter Nights had a bunch to do after you finished the story campaign. You could actually create your own campaigns with the provided tools and share them with other players. A big community grew around this, and players were sharing awesome creations with each other. Hopefully with the Enhanced Edition, this feature will come back with better functionality. This isn’t even mentioning the module community which develops mods for the game, or the online multiplayer that allowed for expansive role-playing and just general good fun.
The bottomline is that Neverwinter Nights was a special game in the PC community, and if the Enhanced Edition can bring all of this magic to the modern era, it could mean a big revival for the game. Stay tuned for more news from Beamdog!