Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition

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The Original Neverwinter Nights; Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide; Extra BioWare-Developed Modules Available in November

LOS ANGELES Oct. 9, 2003 Neverwinter Nights™, developed by BioWare Corp. and published by Atari, under license from Hasbro, Inc., has captured the minds and hearts of PC gamers worldwide with one of the most captivating Dungeons & Dragons® role-playing experiences to ever grace a computer screen. Based in the Forgotten Realms®, created and published by Wizards of the Coast, the Neverwinter Nights™ Gold Edition game will give gamers a chance to rediscover the magic, extend the experience or even explore it anew this November.

(At $40, the Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game is an incredible value featuring one of best selling and most critically acclaimed role-playing games of all time in Neverwinter Nights; the best-selling first expansion pack, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentideâ„¢; and, a number of stand-alone modules previously available only as downloadable content,) said Steve Allison, vice president of marketing, Atari’s Los Angeles studio. (The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game is the perfect introduction to the Neverwinter Nights universe whether you’re a first time player or a veteran of the role-playing genre gamers won’t want to miss this.)

The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game will feature all of the most compelling aspects of Neverwinter Nights gaming including an extensive 80-hour official campaign, which is also playable in multiplayer mode; the amazing Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset which lets players create their own adventures, and the Dungeon Masterâ„¢ client that allows players to step into the shoes of the Dungeon Master to tell their own stories; and, most importantly, access to an absolutely thriving player community brimming with content and support.

(The Neverwinter community is one of the most compelling aspects of Neverwinter Nights. Fans who purchase the Gold Edition gain immediate access to almost 3,000 community made modules,) said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO, BioWare Corp. (We are constantly surprised with the quantity and quality of fan created content. This seemingly inexhaustible source of creativity provides Neverwinter fans with an unprecedented amount of replayability,) added Dr. Ray Muzyka, Joint CEO, BioWare Corp.

The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game will also include the complete first official expansion pack Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Additional features include, a new extensive single player campaign, new skills, including Tumble and Appraise; new feats, such as Divine Might, Great Cleave and Bullheaded; new weapons, such as Holy Water Flasks and Choking Powder; five new prestige classes, including the Blackguard, Shadowdancer, and Assassin; new monsters from the D&Dâ„¢ universe, including the Pit Fiend, Cockatrice, Sphinx and Manticore; and more than 50 additional spells.

In addition, the expansion pack equips module makers with additional content for the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset, the groundbreaking software included with the full game that allows players to create their own universes, quests and storylines. The toolset will be augmented with all new tile sets for creation of new environments as well as new (Wizards,) or automated guides, to help gamers build and play adventures of their own creation.

The Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game will also give players a chance to experience some of the most popular and exciting modules created using the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset. Modules are complete stand-alone adventures that allow players to take part in entirely new stories and adventures within their favorite Dungeons & Dragons worlds. Each of the four included modules has been created by the game’s original designers at BioWare. The modules include:

‘¢ The Winds of Eremor Find yourself stranded on the foreboding island of Eremor, shipwrecked days away from any known shoreline. What mysteries could this island hold?
‘¢ To Heir is Human Face the mighty drow in a quest to retrieve the only heir of a baron of Battledale.
‘¢ The Dark Ranger’s Treasure This moody adventure takes you to Deadman’s Marsh, a treacherous place from which you may not return.
‘¢ BioWare’s Contest of Champions! Pit your mightiest warrior, your deadliest assassin and your most feared spell-caster against the best the world has to offer in BioWare’s Contest of Champions!

Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game will be available at retail stores nationwide this November for an estimated retail price of $39.95. Additional information about the Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game can be found online at

About BioWare
BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company that develops computer and console games. BioWare’s developers are currently hard at work on Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republicâ„¢ (to be published by LucasArts) for the PC. Development continues on the Neverwinter Nightsâ„¢ expansion pack (to be published by Atari) – Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdarkâ„¢, planned for a fall 2003 release. Three currently untitled projects, one an Xbox title (to be published by Microsoft), the second a PC title (no publisher yet announced), and a third title with no details yet announced, all featuring original BioWare intellectual properties, are also in development. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, released July 18, 2003 for the Xbox is currently enjoying critical praise and great commercial success with its opening weekend launch ending with Microsoft recently proclaiming the title as the fastest-selling Xbox game in history. Previously published projects include: the! award winning Neverwinter Nights,â„¢ the genre-defining Baldur’s Gateâ„¢ role playing game series for the PC, MDKâ„¢2 for Dreamcast and PC, MDKâ„¢2: Armageddon for PlayStation®2 and Shattered Steelâ„¢. BioWare information can be found online at

About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is a worldwide leader in the trading card game and tabletop roleplaying game categories, and a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products. The company holds an exclusive patent on the method of playing trading card games (TCGs) and produces one of the world’s best-selling TCGs, Magic: The Gathering®, as well as the celebrated Dungeons & Dragons® roleplaying game. Publisher of adventure games, family card and board games, and electronic media products, Wizards of the Coast is also one of the world’s premier book publishers of fantasy series fiction whose novels have made numerous appearances on The New York Times best-seller list and have sold millions of copies worldwide. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast website at

About Hasbro, Inc.
About Hasbro, Inc. Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

About Atari
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company’s 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as Driverâ„¢, Enter the Matrixâ„¢, Neverwinter Nightsâ„¢, Stuntmanâ„¢, Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2003, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children’s games such as Backyard Sportsâ„¢, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Cluesâ„¢ and Dora the Explorerâ„¢, Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit

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