In open beta since late April, free-to-play Dungeon’s & Dragons MMORPG Neverwinter is scheduled to conclude testing for a full game launch on June 20th. Once launch day arrives, developer Cryptic Studios will introduce Gauntlgrym, an end-game PvE and PvP battleground where level 60 veterans will be able to do battle across the ancient Dwarven city for epic loot and high-fantasy glory. The game’s first expansion module, Fury of the Feywild, which will take brave adventurers to the Elven city of Sharandar under threat from Fomorian Giants, is also already in the pipeline for release over the summer.
The guys and gals at Cryptic sure are busy:
“Boy, we have a lot going on. But then that was the plan from the very beginning,” said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. “The feedback from players has been incredible. With their help during our Beta Test periods and our accumulated experience from having launched five MMOs, we’re confident we’ve worked out all the major kinks and can sustain the world of Neverwinter without the Beta safety net. I personally thank our Open Beta players for providing an enormous amount of valuable feedback and supporting us during every single step of the development process. As a token of that appreciation, we’re running an in-game promotional event near the end of Open Beta. Of course, alongside the launch day comes the release of Gauntlgrym, which adds more end-game content. And, we just announced Fury of the Feywild, our first content expansion for Neverwinter, which will all be, in classic D&D® fashion, Modules. Yeah, there is a lot going on. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. The game is doing great and we love working on it.”
Check out the new trailer and screenshots below for your first tour of Gauntlgrym.