REDWOOD CITY, Calif.
March 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that the second Beta Weekend for the highly praised
Dungeons & Dragons
action MMORPG is about to begin. Taking place
between March 8 and 10
Beta Weekend Two gives players with access another 60-hours of early beta gameplay, a higher level cap, new features and additional classes.
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continues to impress players and publications worldwide," said
, Executive Producer and Chief Operating Officer, Cryptic Studios. "The tremendously valuable feedback from peers and fans has allowed us to make
a truly AAA experience that is also free-to-play. We thank everyone for their continuous support and welcome new players into this, our second Beta Weekend."
Building upon the success of the first Beta Weekend, which was open to select participants and
Founders, Beta Weekend Two opens the gates to hundreds of thousands more, including lifetime subscribers from two other Cryptic titles, Star Trek Online and Champions Online.
New Features Include:
Control Wizard Class
Alongside three other previously playable classes (Guardian Fighter, Trickster Rogue, and Devoted Cleric), the Control Wizard makes its public debut. With an arsenal of arcane abilities, ranged attacks and AoE effects, Control Wizards are perfect additions to well-balanced parties.
Players can now test their combat skills up to a new level cap of 40 and in new zones, such as the burial grounds of Ebon Downs or the fortified monastery of Helm's Hold. For those skilled enough to reach the Lair of the Mad Dragon, there's an epic fight with... well, one can guess.
Play Foundry Content
, a powerful and easy-to-use content creation tool, allows users to create, share and play their own quests and campaigns directly in the persistent game world. In Beta Weekend Two, players can access more adventures created by other gamers. Visit a well-informed Bar Maid, like the one in Driftwood Tavern, or check out one of the many
scattered throughout the city of
see the community's first pass at
For guaranteed access to all
Beta Weekends, along with a wide array of VIP perks and exclusive in-game items, players may purchase the Hero of the North Founder's Pack or the Guardian of Neverwinter
Founder's Pack on the official website.
For more details on the
Founder's Pack Program, please visit:
For a chance to access upcoming
Beta Weekends, please visit and register at:
During some of
quests, players will encounter Valindra Shadowmantle's undead army as she purposes to destroy the living world and to rule the Sword Coast. To download the new Undead Critter trailer and new screens, go to:
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including
Perfect World International
Star Trek Online
. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG
Dungeons & Dragons
, and Runic Games, developer of the hit
series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley,
. For more information, please visit:
ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS
Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. In addition to its successfully launched "Champions Online: Free for All"
and "Star Trek Online", Cryptic Studios, Inc. is now developing "Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter"
and other unannounced projects. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in
Los Gatos, CA.
Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter, their respective logos, Forgotten Realms, and all character names are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the
and other countries. All rights reserved.
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