Neverwinter Nights 2 Cinematic

The folks at CGSociety have posted the impressive cinematic that we'll be treated to at the beginning of Obsidian Entertainment's Neverwinter Nights 2. To go along with the cinematic, they've also posted some "making of" videos and a bit of text explaining the whole creation process.
Client communication became very important in this regard, and there was a certain trust that occurred as well, because Atari allowed us to be very creative,) adds Jordan Walsh, Technical Director. (One of the main characters has a fairly elaborate body particle system and crazy glowing armour. This guy is a Nightwalker, who was described down to the very, very last detail in the Dungeons and Dragons' guide. All this had to be built into the design of the character so it could be immediately recognizable.)