Neverwinter Nights 2 Preview

The guys over at The Armchair Empire have put together a short preview of Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming Neverwinter Nights 2.
The biggest selling point for the original game was the ability to create and run a Dungeons & Dragons campaign online or through a LAN. In fact, Neverwinter Nights remains a popular game at our local LAN gaming store to this day. The local group has been using it lately to play through some of the classic D&D modules that have been adapted for the NN engine. I'm happy to say that developer Obsidian is keeping the multi-player aspect of NN intact in the new game. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of changes to how multi-player works, but Atari promises some changes in the level-design process. Of more interest to modders might be the new ability to mod the user interface. Modders can add their own graphics to the UI and, even cooler, have some ability to add new UI functionality. On top of this, the tool set has been totally revamped to make it easier to jump in and begin creating scenarios. The mod scene really expanded the life of the original game and it is nice to see the Atari is both rewarding the scene and encouraging it to grow.