April 30, 2013 Release Date for Neverwinter MMORPG Open Beta

The open beta release date Neverwinter, the upcoming free-to-play action MMORPG based on the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game has been confirmed as April 30, 2013.

Link: Neverwinter open beta signup page

Neverwinter

Exciting things have been revealed about the upcoming Neverwinter MMORPG.

Setting – the fabled, mysterious city of Neverwinter is called the Jewel of the North. The Spellplague devastated the lands of Faerun one hundred years ago, leaving much of the known world a monster-haunted ruin but Neverwinter was spared destruction at that time. However, 75 years later a volcanic eruption rained down fire, ash and lava upon the city. Now the denizens of Neverwinter have rebuilt the city so that it retains much of its former glory.

Story – currently, the Protector of Neverwinter, Lord Neverember of Waterdeep, has put forth a call to adventurers of the Savage Northern lands to help rebuild Neverwinter. That’s where you, the player comes in. Lord Neverember hopes to claim the ancient throne of Neverwinter but there are dark forces at work to undermine his rule.

Races – the same ones from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting: Elf, Half-Elf, Human, Drow (Dark Elf), Dwarf and Tiefling (Humans with demonic ancestry).

Features:

  • totally free to play
  • classic D&D role-playing
  • epic stories and quests
  • solo or group play
  • instanced dungeons
  • cut scenes
  • create and build new adventures and campaigns via the Foundry

Play it now: Neverwinter official website

Screenshots:

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Opinion

This title is on the list of a lot of people’s “most anticipated” list for next year.

The biggest draw of the game is the classic Forgotten Realms setting which is very rich in lore. The graphics look stunning and the mere fact that it is free-to-play is sure to attract tons of players to the game.

Player-created content can be shared with others through a game feature called The Foundry, yet another reason to play the game when it comes out in 2013. Imagine creating a story, filling in the dialogue, selecting NPCs to talk with the players, customizing monsters with armor and weapons and then giving out the rewards – players will all have the chance to become game developers by creating quests that other people can play and rate.

What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know if you are looking forward to playing Neverwinter.