Neverwinter Nights Is Getting An "Enhanced Edition"

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Beamdog, a studio made up of many ex-Bioware developers, are releasing an “enhanced” version of classic 2002 RPG Neverwinter Nights.


It’s coming for the PC, and while the name might suggest a HD remake, the “enhancements” aren’t anywhere near that extensive, as this trailer shows:

Basically, the enhancements are limited to a few pieces of UI and the menu scaling properly up to 4K, and the addition of effects like depth-of-field, pixel shaders and post-processing.

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition includes the base game, along with Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark, Pirates of the Sword Coast, Infinite Dungeons, Wyvern Crown of Cormyr and two soundtracks.

It’ll be $20 when it’s out...sometime in the future (though some preorder customers will be given access to a beta). In a nice touch, this new version will be compatible with any old saves you’ve got lying around.

This is hardly the first time Beamdog have re-released an old game with a few changes, as they’ve already done something similar for Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment.

Via Game Informer.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs


As much as I spent a lot of time with Neverwinter Nights...the majority of it was not with the single player campaign. Most of my time in the game was spent on servers hosted by GameSpy (remember that? Oh I ‘member!) and finding half-baked ideas and some truly great worlds and modes, even roleplaying servers that weren’t all about cybersex! Without the online component and the ability to host your own server, not much point in an enhanced edition.