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Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy Unicorn Mounts Giveaway

[embedded content] It’s another week, and that means yet another giveaway here on PlayStation LifeStyle. For this week, we’re giving away Unicorn Mounts for Neverwinter’s latest (11th) expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy for the PlayStation 4! The Cloaked Ascendancy brings a new campaign, dynamic skirmish, the return of the Spellplague Caverns as a high-end dungeon, new artifact gear and more. Thanks to Perfect World Entertainment, we have 50 Unicorn Mounts to giveaway, which can only be obtained by media and community giveaways. How to get one? Super simple, just nab one from the widget below! It’s first come, first served, so go get one right now before the lot is all gone. Mount Details: These are Uncommon Quality mounts, which grant 50% mounted move speed and two Insignia slots to gain additional power. About the Cerulean UnicornsThese majestic beasts live to protect the forests where they dwell. In honor of these powerful creatures, the forest dwelling fey groom them and adorn them with bright flowers staining their pure white coats with vibrant color. These uncommon mounts grant 50% increased mounted movement speed and two Insignia slots to gain additional powers. PlayStation®4 (SCEA only) Redemption Instructions:1. Open a Sony Network Entertainment account READ…

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Neverwinter Expansion Brings Free Weapon, New Companion Gear and More Tomorrow

[embedded content] Neverwinter expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy, comes to consoles tomorrow and brings with it a free Mulhorand Weapon, new companion gear, and more. Over on the PlayStation blog, Perfect World Entertainment said that the free weapon can be obtained via the Store page and is “perfect” for those who “haven’t quite reached level 70 yet, but are looking for a boost in power.” It’ll only be available until May 12. New companion gear will include different levels of rings, neck items, waist items, talismans, sword knots, icons, pact blades, and grimoires. The Cloaked Ascendancy also comes with the Arcane Whirlwind mount. “Upon summoning it, you’ll be enveloped by an elemental air spirit as it lifts you from the ground and will travel where you command,” explains the developer. Apart from the above, the expansion brings new sets of Artifact weapons and The Fragmented Key of Stars artifact, details of which you can find by following the link below. You can also check out a new trailer above. [Source: PlayStation] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Neverwinter Expansion “The Cloaked Ascendancy” Coming to PS4 and Xbox One on April 11

[embedded content] Perfect World Entertainment has announced that Neverwinter‘s latest expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy, will land on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday, April 11. The update brings new endgame content, a dungeon, a skirmish, a campaign, and more. Here’s an official description: The former Cloak Tower inhabitants were ripped from their home during the Spellplague and flung into the Far Realm where they were ravaged and reformed. Led by Gyrion, the Cloaked Ascendancy has returned to stake its claim on the throne and take over the River District. Adventurers must journey into the new zone to explore and reclaim the city from this new threat. The Cloaked Ascendancy expansion also features an epic return to the new high-end dungeon, Spellplague Caverns; a new skirmish, loaded with innovative gameplay; new artifact gear and more. The Cloaked Ascendancy is already out on PC. You can check out the expansion’s initial announcement trailer above. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Neverwinter and Blacklight: Retribution Studio Perfect World Entertainment Confirms Layoffs

Addressing rumors that surfaced on social media last week, Neverwinter publisher Perfect World Entertainment has confirmed that it recently underwent a round of layoffs. In a statement provided to Gamasutra, the studio said that it was a difficult decision to make but that none of the games it has published will be affected. Headquartered in China and California, Perfect World is the parent company to Runic Games and owns Cryptic Studios, which developed Neverwinter and Star Trek Online for consoles and PC. The company also published Blacklight: Retribution. In December, it announced a collaboration with Evolve and Left 4 Dead developer, Turtle Rock, on a new IP. Full statement regarding the layoffs can be read below: This week, Perfect World Entertainment did experience a reduction in staff of under 30 employees. Perfect World employs thousands of people from all over the world and decisions like this are always difficult. However, we are incredibly grateful for the contributions of those individuals impacted and will do our best to help each of them through this transition. This reduction in workforce will not impact any of the games published by Perfect World Entertainment. Our thoughts go out to all those who have READ FULL STORY…

Neverwinter Update Today on PS4 & Xbox One Adds Storm King’s Thunder, Much More

[embedded content] Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have released a new Neverwinter update today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that adds the Storm King’s Thunder expansion and much more for free. After many PS4 players were unable to start Neverwinter following the update (error code CE-38612-0), the Neverwinter Twitter account said, “While some players are currently able to get in to #NWPS4, we’re aware of the current error and are working with Sony to resolve it.” They then added, “Reinstalling the game may work for some #NWPS4 adventurers, but please note, it may take a while depending on connection speed. In the meantime, we may also discover a quicker resolution to this issue. If you choose to reinstall, know that it may take a while.” As the patch notes for today’s Neverwinter update show, you’ll find Storm King’s Thunder, as well as Guild Alliances, Sword Coast Chronicle, and much more: New Campaign The new end-game campaign for Storm King’s Thunder is broken down into three parts, each unlocking a new adventure zone. When all three zones are cleared, players will have access to the dungeon on Fangbreaker Island. Three New Adventure Zones Bryn Shander – Adventurers must visit this remote settlement in Icewind Dale to save its inhabitants from attackers….