Neverwinter Nights 2 Interview

Shacknews has conducted an interview with Obsidian Entertainment's Ferret Baudoin, in which the lead designer reveals a few more details about Neverwinter Nights 2. A taste:
Q: What can you tell us about the Warlock class?

A: The Warlock is a brand-new base class - their shtick is they're born with power, it runs in their supernatural veins. They scoff at Wizards who must memorize their spells each day and also sorcerers who can run out of spells they can cast once a day. Warlocks are always ready for action - anything they can do, they can do all the time. This works great in a computer game setting. One of their stand-bys is the eldritch bolt - which is a magical bolt of energy which they can fling every round. As Warlocks gain more invocations they can choose cool spell-like invocations or change what their eldritch bolt does. So they can make it so it has a chance to frighten their target as well as blast them (like Frightful Blast) or modify who it affects (like chaining between targets with Eldritch Chain). And you can mix and match some of these attributes. Unlike many spell casters they start off as a solidly useful class. Add that all up and you get a really fun new class featured in our game.