Icewind Dale II Preview @ Stratos Group

The guys from the Stratos Group let us know that they've posted a preview of Icewind Dale II. A snippet to follow:

    Black Isle Studios have also been promising tons of new material in this game. Is it there? Yes. Almost every detail is new, from character generation to spells. Most of this, though, comes from a single source. Black Isle Studios has made this their first Infinity Engine game based on the new Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition/d20 rule set. Those of you that have played Neverwinter Nights are already familiar with some of the differences. Those that have not can expect to find a very different system than was seen in earlier games. It works well, and, best of all, the actual gameplay is not affected all that much by the changes.