The only things better than a new expansion announcement are details regarding that new expansion. Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios obliged today, revealing several elements slated to come to Neverwinter’s next big content chunk, which will soon go live on the game’s Preview Shard.
There’s a new adventure zone, the River District, where adventurers will help to patrol the streets at the behest of Lord Neverember. There will be lots of opportunities for treasure hunting, bartering with merchants, and even “a crazy skirmish into the mind of a mad Illusionist,” which sounds like it has chaotic elements to boost replayability. The Spellplague Caverns are also being “Refurbished and remastered,” with both standard and epic versions.
There’s more on the Neverwinter site, including a list of topics that will be covered in future dev blogs. Those include River District instances, “critters and bosses,” and everyone’s favorite topic: lockboxes!