LYON, FRANCE - 30 October 2006 - Atari today announced that every European retail copy of Neverwinter Nights 2 will include a code for a seven day free trial of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach, and also that module 3, The Demon Sands, is now available bringing a string of new gameplay enhancements to the hit title. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach is based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® brand franchise from Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. The game is developed by Turbine, published in Europe by Atari and operated by Codemasters Online Gaming.
Following the launch of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach in March 2006, developer Turbine have been listening to the fans resulting in the launch of a series of Modules which have escalated the gameplay experience to one of unmatched MMO excellence. Key highlights of the new features from Modules one, two and three include the following;30% new content - Three brand new exterior environments to adventure in, including the Necropolis, the Restless Isles, the Twilight Forge and will soon feature the all new desert terrain, The Demon Sands Enhanced and increased solo play Player Versus Player Combat - Take part in Tavern Brawls or Arena Battles. Fight your fellow players for fun and at no risk in exciting PvP modes such as Death match and Capture the Flag New race (Drow) - The newest playable race that was added in the Twilight Forge module Level cap increased to 12 - Coming in Module 3, you will be able to play up to level 12 (or rank 60 as it will be known) New in-game mail system - Send your offline friends messages and gifts with the handy new postal service New in-game favour and rewards system - Now you will receive extra rewards from the various Houses with each quest you complete for them Several new raid encounters Extra character slots Since launch in March 2006, hundreds of thousands of players have entered the unique online world of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach to form one of the strongest online communities in the gaming industry. The community is set to grow stronger still with the further enhancements in The Demon Sands module and the opportunity to trial the game for free being offered to all those who purchase Neverwinter Nights 2 in either its standard retail or limited edition form in Europe.
For more information on DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach please visit the official European portal at www.ddo-europe.com. For more information about Neverwinter Nights 2 visit www.nwn2.com.
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