Following the successive release of its two series, now fans are waiting for Neverwinter Nights 3. However, some barriers are delaying the third installment to get a green light. Read below and find out what is causing the infinite holdup to Neverwinter Nights 3.
Neverwinter Nights is a popular role-playing video game series built by Canadian video game creator BioWare and launched under the name of Infogrames (now Atari). The first edition of the video game was made its debut back in the year 2002.
Needless, to say Neverwinter Nights created a major buzz in the gaming realm and took them by a sudden storm. Bioware’s Neverwinter Nights was one of the popular video games at that time as it defied cRPGs.
The game provided one of the best gaming experiences for the players that were out there during those days which could be a prime reason for its uproar. The game was an instant hit as it provides user-created content for the players like never before.
The game quickly gained support and outstanding reception from gamers all around the world. Not only that, but the third-person RPG also received well-acclaimed appreciation from the critics as well.
Initially, NWN was available only to Microsoft Windows users however by the year 2002, the game was released on both Mac as well as Linux.
Due to its strong fanbase and successful performance, it didn't take long for the game to receive a sequel which had been developed by Obsidian Entertainment and launched by Atari incorporation. The sequel was also given a new title called Neverwinter Nights 2. It was released in 2006.
As of now, no official announcement has been made by the game's developers regarding the possibility of Neverwinter Nights 3.
The infinite halt to Neverwinter Nights 3 could likely be because of IP licensing issues that games under Dungeons and Dragons are facing nowadays. Thus, the odds of Neverwinter Nights 3 to drop in the distant future seems quite slight.
Now for the avid fans and players of NWN who were waiting for Neverwinter Nights 3, probably have to wait longer or at least a few more years to play the third installment of the franchise. Moreover, according to many sources, rumors are floating around that Neverwinter Nights 3 is not even in its early production stage and is still in work in progress.
However for the gamers who are anticipating Neverwinter Nights 3 to launch anytime soon would be disappointed since even if creators start the development of Neverwinter Nights 3, it couldn't possibly be completed by this year. At the very least it would take a year for the game to be fully be finalized so if the game went into production in late 2021 then we can expect Neverwinter Nights 3 to launch in 2023.
The first edition of Neverwinter Nights was successful both among the critics as well as the players alike. According to the review platform, Metacritic the first installment in the series received a total score of 91 out of 100 based on the reviews of 34 critics and earned a rating of 8.1 out of 10 based on the votes of 608 users.
Besides that, the second installment of Neverwinter Nights comparatively received a pretty low Metacritic score. The second edition received a score of 82 out of 100 based on reviews of 46 critics and a rating of 6.6 out of 10 based on the feedback of 633 users.
Regardless you can still play Neverwinter Nights 2 on your PCs as well as on macOS. On the other hand, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is available on several platforms such as PC and Android, and PlayStation and Xbox.
The plot of the Neverwinter Nights series is set up in a fictional area called Faerûn which is located in the region of Sword Coast. Nevertheless, it mainly revolves around one of its cities named Neverwinter which is also often referred to as the City of Skilled Hands. It is set up as a fraction of the Forgotten Realms campaign.
The game centers around the development of a character that eventually ends up being the hero of the series. The player is handed out various tasks and has to single-handedly defeat substantial cults while preventing an insatiable epidemic to spread. Other than that, the character embarks on several other quests and deter the many attacks that are happening in the city of Neverwinter.
While the first installment of Neverwinter Nights deals with the magical virus dubbed as the Wailing Death, in the second game of the series we witness the rise of Neverwinter's ancient rival, King of Shadows who has invaded the city and is threatening its peasants.
Currently, no announcements or updates have been made by the developers regarding the release of Neverwinter Nights 3.
You can easily access and play Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on several platforms such as Windows, macOS, and Linux. Other platforms such as Beamdog and Steam as well as GOG also have it on their server.
No, you don't need to play the first installment before you move to 2. You can directly jump to the sequel and still understand its references.
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