Neverwinter Nights’ new enhanced edition will support old modules


It’s the thing to do lately: rerelease a classic video game with just enough enhancements to charge for it all over again. In this case, however, I suspect it’s a good thing. I’m talking, of course, about BioWare’s 15-year-old multiplayer Neverwinter Nights, which Canadian studio Beamdog will be re-delivering in an “enhanced edition,” though we don’t have a release date just yet. That’s the same studio that’s already retooled other old BioWare games, like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment, and is in fact made up of former BioWare devs.

“We’ve added an improved display that looks great on modern 4K monitors, UI elements now adjust in size based on chosen resolution, and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals,” Beamdog writes. “Save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights work in the Enhanced Edition.”

Oh man, that means my guild’s old custom roleplaying modules from back in the day will still work. I wonder if anyone’s up for a campaign…

Beamdog’s running a reveal stream today at 3 p.m. EDT – not long after this article goes live – so take a peek in person if you’re so inclined!

Source: Press release, Game Informer
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Jeremiah Ratican

Those of you thinking this is just a cash grab for an old game, check it out! This was developed with the fans that have been supporting this game since Bioware abandoned it


Matthew Yetter

Steam has a huge sale on these games today. The best deal is the mega bundle with everything for all titles (except NWN, which of course hasn’t released yet). That is 50% off the usual bundle price.

Erik Heinze-Milne

Eh, less excited for this one than I was for the infinity engine games. NWN was fun and all, but I’ve never really found myself compelled to go back and play it again like with BG, IWD, and PST.

David Harrison

I absolutely loved this game back in the day. I will so be buying this one!


I hope it comes with the toolset as well. Making modules and Persistent Worlds was great fun.

Knox Harrington

Ah the good ole days from back when Bioware could still make a decent RPG…


omg now that’s news.
Anyways, please do a mobile version. And please don’t forget mac and linux.


I wrote the Hardcore Ruleset package for NWN, it was a lot of fun, and really added a ton of flexibility to the game.

That said, this announcement doesn’t make me want to run back to it. I would love a new NWN type creation, not someone just “enhancing” the old game.

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Given how the badly the AAA gaming industry has fallen in love with lootboxes and in-game stores, a revamp of NWN may be the best we get. I’m looking forward to seeing what Beamdog comes up with.

Fenryr Grey

maybe they’ll add something like they did with Siege of Dragonspear. So far I’ve been very pleased with Beamdog, and I’m going to play it again.

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Does it come with the expansions too?
Because, Oh, The Feels!

Castagere Shaikura

I would be into this but i don’t know anything about these guys.


They did the same with Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape Torment.