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  NEVERWINTER DIVES INTO THE DEPTHS OF HELL FOR INFERNAL DESCENT
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11/20/2019
 


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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 20, 2019 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of live service games, and Cryptic Studios announced that Neverwinter’s next major module, Infernal Descent, launches on PC January 21, 2020 and on consoles at a later date. Things are heating up for the free-to-play MMORPG set in the Forgotten Realms, as the game explores Wizards of the Coast’s latest Dungeons & Dragons tabletop adventure, Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus. Adventurers will unite with new heroes to rescue Vallenhas Manor from the fiery depths of Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells.

 

Infernal Descent marks the debut of Neverwinter’s  first-ever campaign for level 80 characters, plus a new endgame dungeon and adventure zone set on Vallenhas Estate, which is chained in limbo. To celebrate the game’s venture into the Nine Hells, Neverwinter will also kick off the Hell Pit event tomorrow on PC, a special three-week challenge inviting heroes to survive the horrors of the Lower Planes.

 

Watch the announcement trailer for Infernal Descent: https://youtu.be/t01ix-BSRvE

 

Chaos erupts in Faerûn when Vallenhas Manor and its surrounding lands are plunged into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. This takes place during the Blood War, a never-ending conflict between demons and devils. Adventurers will team up with two new heroes, the Paladin Alric Vallenhas and the Bard Etrien Sael for an epic quest to the Nine Hells to save the Vallenhas Estate from being ravaged by demonic invaders.

 

For the very first time, Neverwinter players will be able to visit a Lower Plane of Hell, as they explore a new endgame campaign for level 80 characters, an added adventure zone with heroic encounters and a new dungeon that takes place on a floating citadel above Avernus. Infernal Descent also introduces new story instances, demonic encounters and other exciting content based on Descent Into Avernus. More details will be revealed when the update launches on PC January 21.

 

Fortunately, adventurers won’t have to wait until January to explore the Nine Hells. Starting tomorrow, November 21, PC players can participate in the Hell Pit event. Over the next three weeks, heroes will convene in an infernal arena buried in the depths of the Lower Planes. This area will spawn glyphs that provide combatants with additional powers, including magical shields, increased speed, and destructive energy. As each week progresses, the challenges will become more and more deadly, until the only ones left standing are crowned the champions of Hell Pit. New rewards and great renown await those who are strong enough to survive.

 

Sharing this news on Twitter? Please tag @NeverwinterGame.

 

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, 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 One (with Xbox Live Gold*) and PlayStation®4 (PlayStation®Plus not required).

 

*On Xbox, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.

 

ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Perfect World Entertainment is a leading online publisher of live service games in North America and Europe. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment is known for creating and publishing titles based on well-known global entertainment franchises, such as Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons. The company’s popular live service MMO games, including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online and PWI, have cumulatively grossed over $500M in their lifetimes. Perfect World Entertainment also partners with third-party development studios, including Gunfire Games, developer of Remnant: From the Ashes, and Unknown Worlds, developer of Subnautica, to help bring their games to market on a global scale. Perfect World Entertainment is a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.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 subsidiary of Perfect World Group, is located in Los Gatos, CA.

 

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