Special bonuses for NWN2

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Neverwinter Nights 2
Atari is heaping on the incentive to buy Neverwinter Nights 2, the blocbuster RPG sheduled for release in October.  Owners of the special edition package get some special features and a few peices of cool swag.  With E3 as good as dead, it looks like most of the cool collectible stuff will show up in bundles like these, so get them while they last.
Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publisher, today announced the special limited edition version of the highly-anticipated Neverwinter Nights 2. In development by Obsidian Entertainment, Neverwinter Nights 2 is set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Forgotten Realms universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), and will transport players back to the embattled city of Neverwinter. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro. Neverwinter Nights 2 Limited Edition, which includes various collectible items that further transport gamers into the Forgotten Realms universe, is available for pre-order at participating retail stores nationwide.

Neverwinter Nights 2 Limited Edition includes a robust array of detailed collectibles such as:
-A powerful new feat called Blessed of Waukeen will grant a bonus to all saving throws, two special items, access to a unique weapon, and a magical golden aura that surrounds players' characters
-Detailed cloth map showing in-game locations
-Book of art, depicting characters and scenes from the game
-Two silver antique rings: Good & Evil

"The Neverwinter Nights 2 Limited Edition offers consumers extremely rich and unique collectibles that will further enhance the Neverwinter Nights experience," said Stephen Baer, Senior Product Manager, Atari, Inc. "Atari is pleased to include these specially-crafted items, such as the exclusive book of art, in the limited edition."

The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than two million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, have created nearly 4,000 modifications to the original game using the original, award-winning Aurora Toolset. A more robust toolset will be included with the release of Neverwinter Nights 2.

Neverwinter Nights 2 is scheduled for release in October 2006. More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at www.nwn2.com, which includes user forums, project news, development updates and more.
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