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Neverwinter Getting “Tomb of Annihilation” Expansion, Launches on Consoles After PC

[embedded content] Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced a new expansion for Neverwinter. Called Tomb of Annihilation, it’ll release on PC in July 25 and later on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out the announcement trailer above and an overview of the content below: Neverwinter’s Harpers seek to end the wickedness of a new death curse on the jungle peninsula of Chult, sending adventurers on an expedition to a land infested with Yuan-ti, undead and dinosaurs. Beginning at the new social hub of Port Nyanzaru, adventurers will explore various regions of Chult to uncover the evil behind the curse annihilating the people of Faerûn. Adventurers can team up with old friends Minsc, Boo, Celeste, the famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm, and an unexpected ally. – New Hub: Port Nyanzaru – New end-game Dungeon: Tomb of the Nine Gods – careful, it’s filled with traps, puzzles, and doom! – Discover the wonders of Chult in a brand new campaign! Navigate down the Soshenstar River and meet new and familiar faces! – Join Volo’s hunt for exotic monsters. Remember, you are the best bait. Further details will be announced in due course. We’ll update our readers when a READ FULL…

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Neverwinter: Shrouds of Souls Launches on June 20

Shroud of Souls, the next major update for free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter will be available on June 20 for the PS4, according to an announcement by publisher Perfect World. The update is the latest for the game’s last expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy, and brings with it an all-new adventure, a new Loadouts feature that allows players to create customized character builds, a customizable Guild Hall social space, and a new Strongholds event called “Marauders.” Here’s an overview of the update: Morlanth, a dragonborn necromancer, has escaped from captivity beneath the River District, unleashing the Shroud of Souls. With a spectral force at her command, she looks to harness even more powerful spirits to act as generals for her forces. Adventurers must set out to stop this evil plan and restore peace to the River District once more. The free Shrouds of Souls update for Neverwinter will be available to download on June 20 for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Neverwinter: Shroud of Souls Expansion Gets Console Release Date

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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….