It must be hell living in the Forgotten Realms. Every time one issue is put to rest, another one arises. This time, the frost giants are invading Icewind Dale in this latest expansion for Neverwinter, the free to play MMO from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. In Storm King’s Thunder, the tenth (!) free expansion to the game, players are tasked with traveling to Bryn Shander to stem the flow of one of the most metal breed of monsters. They will not be forced to do it alone, as classic characters like Catti-brie, Wulfgar, and Harshnag will be lending their skills and aid. The new campaign itself begins at the aforementioned Bryn Shander, but will continue through Lonelywood and Cold Run.
In addition to the large new campaign, players can also look forward to a new dungeon in the form of Fangbreaker Island, a five player run that is billed as the “most difficult in the game.” There have also been some adjustments made to three classes, the Hunter Ranger, Scourge Warlock, and the Guardian Fighter. Here’s hoping they are good, because the last two are my main and alt classes…. Finally, they have introduced some new arctic based enemies and three new bosses to the proceedings. So…plenty of stuff to frustrate and challenge even the most veteran of gamer. Check out the launch trailer below.