When it released in 2002, Neverwinter Nights was recognised as the definitive digitisation of the Dungeons and Dragons pen-and-paper RPG. It used D&D’s Forgotten Realms campaign setting and lifted its mechanics directly from the third edition of the legendary game. And now it’s getting an ‘enhanced edition’ from Beamdog. These folks have built a pedigree over the last few years with Enhanced Editions of other D&D-based games such as the Baldur’s Gate series.
The enhanced edition will include updates and bugfixes, updated translations (French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish), and finally resolution support for 1080p and 4K.
This new version is now available to pre-order priced at $19.99 USD. Those who pre-order the game will be added to a pool called Headstart Program. The devs will randomly select some lucky players from the Headstart pool. Selected players will be able to play, import modules, and update persistent world servers ahead of launch.
There will also be a Digital Deluxe bundle on offer which includes the original premium modules Pirates of the Sword Coast, Infinite Dungeons, and Wyvern Crown of Cormyr. Two soundtracks of original music and a new portrait pack is also included.
Beamdog are encouraging fans to hit up their forums to discuss the this latest slice of RPG news and a live stream will be happening in a few hours so watch out for that. You can also check out the trailer below: