Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Games have announced the ninth expansion to the Neverwinter MMORPG, titled The Maze Engine.

The Maze Engine will launch for PC and Xbox One later this spring, and it allows players to venture into the Underdark to team with Drizzt, Minsc, and others as they take on Baphomet and Orcus.

The story of The Maze Engine follows the events of the eighth expansion – Neverwinter: Underdark. Adventurers have quelled the efforts of Demogorgon though some demons continue to make their way into the Forgotten Realms. Now, two new demon lords – Baphomet and Orcus – have appeared, bringing a new, terrible threat to the realm. Adventurers now must band together with iconic heroes, including Drizzt Do’Urden, Minsc, Bruenor Battlehammer, Regis, and more to face-off against a new evil.

The ninth expansion to Neverwinter also sees the return of five dungeons that have been reworked to offer more content as players push towards to level 70 cap. Castle Never, one of the hardest dungeons previously in the game, has received a massive overhaul as Orcus has taken over following Valindra’s exodus. Neverwinter: The Maze Engine will also bring new gameplay updates, including a new campaign, The Stable – a system that gives further customization to mounts – and an improved queue system.

The graphics look fantastic on this game. AND IT’S FREE TO PLAY!? I was impressed with DC Universe Online, and understand that in-game purchases are a way to keep the content updated and alive. If you are playing Neverwinter on your Xbox One, it is part of your Gold membership.

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Are you playing this game? Is it worth the time? Should I take it on in a future Stephen Plays video series? I WANT TO KNOW!


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1 Comment

  1. I really need to level up my character in this game. I played it loads when it first came out on Xbox One but I found the early stage grind took too long.

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