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Perfect World and Cryptic Studios' Dungeons & Dragons-themed MMO Neverwinter will soon be updated with the new adventure module Elemental Evil, a press release we've just been sent announces. The module, which includes the Paladin class, a level cap increase, and a new adventure (with Baldur's Gate companion Minsc in a guest role) will be released on March 17:
The Forgotten Realms will soon be overrun with the Elemental Evil cults when Neverwinter: Elemental Evil launches for PC on March 17.
Along with the new Paladin playable class and level cap increase, Neverwinter: Elemental Evil's storyline will see the return of Minsc & Boo the ranger and miniature giant space hamster from the Baldur's Gate series. The fan-favorite duo will be assisting players on their journey to discover the true nature of the Elemental Evil cults.
With the largest update to-date, Neverwinter: Elemental Evil brings a new playable class the Paladin that increases the playable classes count to eight. Players looking to create Paladins will be able to choose a focus on healing or tanking builds. The new module will also increase the level cap from 60 to 70, which brings a new set of quests, feats and slottable class feature powers.
Neverwinter: Elemental Evil also continues the partnership with Wizards of the Coast as Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment maintain a one-to-one release cadence with the official Dungeons & Dragons storylines. Neverwinter players will journey through new adventures as they fight the newest threat to Protector's Enclave the Cults of Elemental Evil which are also present in the upcoming tabletop adventure release, Princes of the Apocalypse.
Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is currently available on PC and will be launching for Xbox One, available free-to-play with Gold in early 2015.