The ninth expansion to the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired MMO Neverwinter has now been confirmed by Perfect World Entertainment Inc. Known as The Maze Engine, this new expansion will pick up right after the events of Neverwinter: Underdark and will see the return of some familiar D&D antagonists and features.
In Neverwinter: The Maze Engine, players will be able to join forces with Drizzt Do’Urden, Minsc, and other famous characters to face iconic Dungeons & Dragons enemies including Baphomet and Orcus following the resolution of the events of the previous eighth expansion.
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While the adventurers have rebuffed the efforts of Demogorgon, even more 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. Players will align with the returning icons of the D&D world as they look to expel the latest demonic threat.
The Maze Engine is also set to see some returning features to Neverwinter, with five dungeons that have been reworked returning to offer more content as players push towards to level 70 cap. There will also be a new campaign system known as The Stable, which will bring greater customization to player mounts within the game.
Neverwinter: The Maze Engine is currently slated for a Spring release for PC, with an Xbox One release due to follow shortly after.
Source: Games Press