Released yesterday on PlayStation 4 as a free-to-play title, MMORPG Neverwinter will be getting the free Storm King’s Thunder expansion in the future.
Hitting PC on August 16, and PS4 and Xbox One “at a later date,” Storm King’s Thunder is the 10th official expansion for Neverwinter and includes a new end-game campaign, a new dungeon tier, and a unique story based on an upcoming adventure from Wizards of the Coast.
Here’s the description:
Similar to the Storm King’s Thunder adventure coming to Dungeons & Dragons later this year, Neverwinter’s new expansion sees giants invade Neverwinter. Adventurers will travel north to Bryn Shander – the heart of the Ten Towns – to investigate the sudden presence of Frost Giants in the region. In order to fight off these colossal invaders, players must team up with popular characters from Dungeons & Dragons lore, including Catti-brie, Wulfgar and Harshnag.
In addition to the new Frost Giants story content, Storm King’s Thunder also introduces a brand new end-game campaign and new adventure zones for high-level players, including Bryn Shander, Cold Run and The Lonelywood. The expansion also marks the debut of a new dungeon tier with the addition of the new Tier 3 dungeon, Fangbreaker Island. With the release of Storm King’s Thunder, adventurers will also be able to equip their characters with new high-level gear.
Not requiring PlayStation Plus, Neverwinter for PS4 is a 13GB download from the PlayStation Store and includes all nine previous expansions and eight classes. Every account is given two free character slots, and “everything you see in-game can be obtained with in-game currency.”
In terms of special content, anyone who completes the tutorial can head to the Rewards Claim Agent near the top of Protector’s Enclave to grab a free Electric Tiger mount (increases movement speed by 50%, doesn’t conduct electricity). Additionally, PlayStation Plus members will be given a free fashion and emote pack.
As Executive Producer Rob Overmeyer explained, they plan on supporting Neverwinter on PS4 for years to come:
Delivering the Neverwinter experience to the PlayStation 4 has been a major goal of ours for the last year, and we’re happy to be able to do so. Bringing full-fledged MMOs like Neverwinter or Star Trek Online to consoles was a big challenge with many unknowns, but what we’ve found is simply: gamers like games. We can’t wait to see how the PlayStation Nation takes to the game and look forward to supporting it for years to come.
If you’re wondering whether or not Neverwinter is worth a download, be sure to check out our review.
[Source: PS Blog]