Neverwinter Nights 2 Preview

ActionTrip has put together a detailed two-page preview of Neverwinter Nights 2, the ambitious RPG sequel being developed by ex-Black Isle veterans at Obsidian Entertainment. Here's a bit to start you off:
Fans will be happy to know that they'll be visiting locations in and around the great city of Neverwinter once more. It's hardly the same city though. Ravaged and nearly torn apart during the great siege, Neverwinter won't be the city you remember. You step into the shoes of a commoner, little known to the world. The journey begins in your homeland, the swamp village of West Harbor, which has an old and turbulent history. In fact, the very foundation of this place was built on the exact same location where the last meeting between the King of Shadows and the forces of Neverwinter took place. Before you know it, West Harbor is under attack by a small army and you'll soon find yourself in the middle of a raging battle. But the villagers are proud and sturdy folk with an instinct for survival, so, along with your help, they should manage to ward off their attackers. Obsidian was very clear on how they wanted to present the story and the main character in Neverwinter Nights 2. The tale evolves as the main character gradually becomes more powerful and gains reputation. To put it simply, you are anonymous and faced with tough choices and challenges, working your way up from scratch. At the beginning, important and renowned characters will often ignore you, so you need to find some way of gaining their trust and respect.