In a recent live stream, Beamdog CEO and studio director Trent Oster and Philip Daigle broke the news of Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced edition coming on 27 March 2018. When they say enhanced edition, they mean a remaster with meddling.
News of Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition's launch apparently coincides with the devs' celebration of the Siege of Dragonspear launch for Google Play and App Store platforms.
The "new" Neverwinter Nights will also come with Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark and Kingmaker expansions. Of course, Kingmaker packs all three premium models - Kingmaker, Shadowguard and Witch's Wake.
The game's user interface has been overhauled for dynamic scaling up to 4K and there's support for larger textures as well. However, the UI part may apparently require more work post launch.
In addition, the devs say Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition should allow for using different rule sets for different mods. However, the game still uses 3.0 rule sets, albeit modified.
You may recall the game originally having launched in in 2002. However, the developer was BioWare, whereas this time around, it's Beamdog who's taken up the mantle.
Having said all of that, the amount of remasters flooding the market is getting to be ridiculous and it almost seems as though everyone is interested in bringing back their classic that once meant so much to everyone.
Let's get one thing clear - we're not saying Neverwinter Nights is a bad game. We'd just rather see something, anything, other than nostalgiaware.
In absence of actual titles, which naturally require creativity, tenacity and hard work, we're doomed to weathering this period a while longer. With Crash Bandicoot
, Shadow of Colossus
, Burnout: Paradise
and Tomb Raider
being just some names to come to mind, the trend is worrying, to say the least.