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NEVERWINTER: DRAGONSLAYER REVEALED AT WIZARDS OF THE COAST’S D&D DIRECT

New Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons-Inspired Module for Neverwinter Launches on PC and Consoles in June
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 21, 2022 – Today, during Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Direct, Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios announced that Neverwinter’s 23rd module, Dragonslayer, will launch on PC (Arc Games, Epic Games Store and Steam) and PlayStation and Xbox consoles this June. The upcoming update to the free-to-play MMORPG is inspired by Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons, the latest comprehensive guide to the dragons of the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons. The module will let players become dragonslayers as they will enter epic lairs and hunt down chromatic dragons from the D&D universe. Dragonslayer will introduce a brand-new Dragon Hunt system, bringing new battles, lairs, challenges, rewards and much more to Neverwinter. Additionally, the update will include a complete revamp of Neverwinter’s dragons that will make them more epic than ever before, along with a major content update to the D&D fan-favorite “Temple of Tiamat” Trial that pits players against the 5-headed draconic goddess, Tiamat.

“As a fan of Dungeons & Dragons for over 25 years, it’s an absolute honor to announce our upcoming module, Neverwinter: Dragonslayer, during the first-ever D&D Direct,” said Brett Norton, executive producer for Neverwinter. “The module was built for fans of D&D’s dragons, including those who loved all the new dragon adventure possibilities that Fizban’s introduced. We’re excited for all D&D players, both new and old, to tackle the challenges of becoming a dragonslayer in our upcoming update!” 
 
*Spoilers ahead for those who have not completed the story content
 in the latest game update, Dragonbone Vale*
 
Following the events of Dragonbone Vale, the Shield of the North successfully drove Valindra Shadowmantle out of the Sword Coast, but not before she managed to cast a flawed version of the Scaleblight Mythal. The malevolent spell awakened countless dragons to the phenomenon of dragonsight, twisting their motivations and driving them to wild rage. The call for help sounds out once more in Dragonslayer, where players will need to hunt down these deadly dragons, alongside fellow dragonslayers in hopes of saving the Sword Coast. 
 
For the first time ever in Neverwinter, the new module Dragonslayer will allow players to experience a new Dragon Hunt system that lets them become one of Smeriduk Dragonbone’s mighty dragonslayers to counterattack dragons in their very lairs. The new system will feature the option of battling various chromatic dragons – from icy White Dragons to cunning Black Dragons – of different ages (Young, Adult, Ancient) with each dragon type presenting its own unique set of challenges to overcome, lairs to explore and rewards to acquire. The upcoming update will also bring a complete revamp of Neverwinter’s dragons, giving these deadly creatures all-new attacks, spells and the ability to take to the skies. Longtime veteran players and new players can also look forward to a major update for the beloved “Temple of Tiamat” Trial as the new version will feature new mechanics and challenges, along with Normal and Master difficulty options.
 
Additional details, including more information on the new Dragon Hunt system, will be revealed leading up to the launch of Neverwinter: Dragonslayer this June.
 
Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG featuring fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding lands, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is available on PC and is free to play digitally on Xbox (Xbox Live Gold membership not required) and PlayStation (PlayStation®Plus not required) consoles.
 
© 2022 Wizards of the Coast LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dungeons & Dragons, D&D, Neverwinter, Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast, and their respective logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries, and are used with permission.
 
ABOUT GEARBOX PUBLISHING 
Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and has since been followed by many partnerships that include Hello Neighbor, Astroneer, We Happy Few, Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Remnant: From the Ashes, the Torchlight series, Have a Nice Death, Risk of Rain 2, Tribes of Midgard, and PlayStation®5 launch title, Godfall. Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. The Gearbox Entertainment Company is a proud member of the Embracer Group AB family of companies, which is publicly traded at Nasdaq First North (EMBRAC B). For more information, visit www.gearboxpublishing.com.
 
ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS, INC.
Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include Champions Online: Free for All, Star Trek Online and Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a part of Gearbox Publishing, is located in Los Gatos, CA.
 
ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), brings people together through their shared love of games. Dedicated to the global community of players and fans bound together by their love of both digital and in-person play, Wizards of the Coast prides itself on bringing unique gameplay, deep strategy, and fun to all its gaming experiences, which include an array of beloved and powerful brands such as Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. For more information about Wizards of the Coast’s world-renowned brands, visit www.wizards.com.
 
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Media Contact
Brad Crespo
Associate PR Manager
Gearbox Publishing
[email protected]
 
Marion Muller
PR & Communications Specialist 
Gearbox Publishing
[email protected]

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