REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: The Maze Engine – the newest expansion to the Dungeons & Dragons-based free-to-play MMORPG - is coming to Xbox One on May 3. Neverwinter: The Maze Engine will see players join forces with Drizzt Do’Urden, Minsc, and other famous characters once again, as they face iconic Dungeons & Dragons enemies including Baphomet and Orcus.
The story of Neverwinter: The Maze Engine follows the events of the previous expansion – Neverwinter: Underdark. Adventurers have quelled the efforts of Demogorgon, though some demons continue to make their way into the Forgotten Realms. Now, two new demon lords – Baphomet and Orcus – have appeared, bringing a new, terrible threat to the realm. Adventurers now must band together with iconic heroes including Drizzt Do’Urden, Minsc, Bruenor Battlehammer, Regis, and more to face off against new evil.
The new expansion to Neverwinter also sees the return of four leveling dungeons that have been reworked to offer more content as players push toward the level 70 cap. In addition, Castle Never, one of the hardest dungeons previously in the game, has received a massive overhaul as Orcus has taken over following Valindra’s exodus. Neverwinter: The Maze Engine will also bring new gameplay updates, including a new campaign, an upgraded mount system that offers further customization for players, and an improved queue system.