Neverwinter Nights 2 Preview

The folks at 1Up have posted the latest hands-on preview of Obsidian Entertainment's Neverwinter Nights 2.
From the very beginning of the game players are faced with a bewildering array of choices, including the new Planetouched races - the demon-descended Tieflings and their celestial counterparts, the Aasimar. There is a new base class as well - Warlock - a version of a Sorcerer whose spells never run out, in exchange for slightly less power in each spell. The other classes are all within the D&D 3.5 core ruleset, but the big revelation is the incredible choices of prestige classes now available. In addition to those in the expansion Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, there are: Arcane Trickster, a sort of uber-Rogue, Duellist, a swashbuckling fighter/rogue, Dwarven Defender, a paladin for the little people, Eldritch Knight, a battle mage, Frenzied Berserker, self-explanatory, Pale Master, a high necromancer, Neverwinter Nine, a personal guard of Lord Nasher, Red Dragon Disciple, a magic-wielding monk, Shadow Thief of Amn, a War Priest, and a Weapon Master.