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MMO publisher Perfect World Entertainment bringing 'current and future' projects to console

Perfect World Entertainment, publisher of free-to-play games like Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter and Star Trek Online, has announced the creation of a new company division that plans to bring "current and future" games to both current and next-gen consoles. Perfect World Entertainment CEO...

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Neverwinter's magic spells are pretty wizard

Cryptic Studios and Atari Perfect World Entertainment have shared both the video above and the gallery below, both designed to show you what the upcoming Neverwinter's Control Wizard class is capable of. As you can see in the video especially, the spells are heavily inspired by pen-and-paper...

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Torchlight, Neverwinter MMOs scheduled to launch late 2012-early 2013

Runic Games is scheduled to launch its Torchlight MMO in late 2012 or early 2013, according to an earnings call with Perfect World's Kelvin Lau. Perfect World, a Chinese MMO developer, owns a majority share of Runic and recently acquired the majority interest of Cryptic Studios, which plans to...

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Perfect World completes Cryptic Studios acquisition

Atari announced earlier this year that it was trying to sell off City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios, and it's now essentially done just that, according to the company. Chinese MMO developer Perfect World recently bought an equity interest in the studio, and Atari has now divested its own...

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Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter preview: The NeverEnding Story

Cryptic and Atari's upcoming relaunch of the Neverwinter Nights franchise is a multiplayer online game with infinite content. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around what this means -- and I think its creators are, too. The infinite-ness is provided by the Foundry system, a returning (and far...

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Neverwinter revealed in new trailer

We've got an appointment to see Neverwinter at E3 this week, but to tide all of us over until then, we've got a trailer showing off the new Cryptic-developed RPG. We like how colorful the world is, but doesn't the aesthetic seem a little done to death? Here's hoping there's something we're...

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Cryptic not yet sure about pricing plan for new Neverwinter title

You D&D buffs out there were undoubtedly excited to hear that a new Neverwinter game is coming to life, but just like the real D&D, it might end up laying a critical hit down on your wallet. In an interview at Gamasutra, Cryptic CEO Jack Emmert admitted that the game doesn't have a...

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Atari and Cryptic teaming up on new Neverwinter RPG [update]

Hey, die-hard fans of fantasy fiction, right about now would be a good time for you to make a saving throw against having your head explode. Atari and Cryptic, whose former unions resulted in Star Trek Online and Champions Online, have announced their next joint effort: A new online RPG set in the...

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Single player RPGs are alive and well

WorthPlaying has posted 25 new screens from Mage Knight Apocalypse, which is now just five weeks from release. Namco Bandai's take on the WizKids IP joins a solid lineup of 2006 single player RPGs that began earlier this year with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Titan Quest, and continues with this...

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NWN2 new site, ship date

RPG fans will have much to crow about at the end of the summer because there are now two new alternatives to homework. Atari has announced that Neverwinter Nights 2 will ship in September, the same month as JoWood's Gothic 3. Neverwinter developer Obsidian has also launched the game's official site,...

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