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Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (Linux)

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games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):
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    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58028) on Feb 10, 2011.

www.atari.fr (French):

    descriptif



    La Seconde Extension tant attendue de Neverwinter Nights enfin en version Française!!!

    Lorsque la guerre éclate entre les hordes de l'Underdark et les héros de la légendaires cité de Waterdeep, il revient à vous d'explorer ces contrées mythiques de l'univers Donjons & Dragons et découvrez ainsi toutes les nouveautés qui vous sont proposées et qui rendent ce disque additionnel indispensable !

    charactéristiques



    • Une nouvelle Campagne Solo, de plus de 20 heures, située dans la célèbre Cité de Waterdeep
    • Le Support des Règles du Epic Level Handbook, extension officielle D&D permettant entre autres de permettre à vos personnages d'atteindre le Niveau 40!
    • 50 nouvelles compétences, dont l'Epic Reputation, la possibilité de fabriquer ses propres armures et armes...
    • 40 nouveaux sorts
    • 16 nouvelles créatures issues de l'Underdark; de nouvelles voix pour personnaliser vos personnages et NPCs, ainsi que 17 nouvelles musiques créées par Jeremy Soule
    • 6 nouvelles classes de personnages prestige disponibles,
    • Additions au Aurora Toolset: quatre nouveaux environnements (tilesets), ainsi que de nombreuses features issues de l'univers de l'Underdark
    • Venez discuter avec les fans dans les >> forums Neverwinter Nights

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Oct 01, 2005.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    "After my time with Underdark I made it appoint to read the interview I did for it back in October to see what exactly was expected. Darcy Pajak said that Hordes was all about being an Epic, everything was on a larger scale: monsters, spells, skills, feats, storyline…everything. I can’t say I disagree with him. Where as Undrentide gave gamers more of the same stuff they loved from Neverwinter, Bioware raises their own bar with Underdark. Fans will no doubt be sucked away again for hours upon hours. 9/10" - tothegame.com Click here for review

    "This is dessert after a thoroughly satisfying main course of NWN. Hordes is challenging, immersive, and entertaining. If you own NWN, you must pick up this expansion pack. 8.6/10" - Gamezone.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 20, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Windows:
    DESCRIPTION:
    For tens of thousands of RPG fans, the Underdark(set in the Forgotten Realms) has no parallel. Now, one of the most popular and awe-inspiring worlds in the history of pen-and-paper games is reawakened, in this expansion pack for the extensive Neverwinter Nights’ universe. As war erupts between the diverse hordes of the Underdark and the heroes of Waterdeep, RPG players will experience an amazing array of characters, creatures and conflict. But that’s only the beginning: Hordes of the Underdark’ provides a remarkable first in Neverwinter Nights’ play — it allows for rare and powerful Epic characters (only for gameplay levels 21 and beyond), making this pack an absolute must-have for true RPG players.

    Neverwinter Nights’… a world without limits!

    GAME FEATURES:
  • The Underdark setting, one of the most popular realms in the history of RPGs
  • “Epic” gameplay, allowing for unprecedented power and variety in advanced game levels — taken directly from existing pen-and-paper rules
  • New three-chapter campaign featuring over 20 hours of core gameplay
  • 86 new feats and over 300 new weapons, many tailored to Epic characters
  • 42 new spells(including Epic)
  • 16 new monsters, as well as Epic-level adversaries including devils, demons and dragons
  • Six new Prestige character classes
  • Five entirely new tilesets, both centered within the realm of Underdark
  • Customizable armor and weapons

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 20, 2004.

Australian Press Release:

    ATARI ANNOUNCES
    NEVERWINTER NIGHTS: HORDES OF THE UNDERDARK

    Award-Winning Neverwinter Nights Universe Expands With New Campaign, Epic Levels, Prestige Classes, Creatures, Spells and More

    Sydney, 28th August 2003 – GameNation, Australia’s premier source of interactive software, proudly announces NeverWinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark for PC, published by Atari and releasing in November 2003.

    Atari and BioWare Corp., under license from Hasbro, Inc., are set to expand the award-winning Neverwinter Nights, the best-selling, fantasy role-playing game based in the ‘Forgotten Realms’ world from Wizards of the Coast’s classic Dungeons & Dragons game. Following the release of the first official expansion pack, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide in June, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark pits players in a battle to save the embattled city of Waterdeep from an ancient evil buried deep within the earth and stone of Undermountain. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark is scheduled for release this November.

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark will include a new 20-hour single player campaign, designed for high-level characters and set amidst the famous city of Waterdeep and the foreboding Underdark from the D&D game’s ‘Forgotten Realms’ campaign setting. Hordes of the Underdark will significantly expand upon the Neverwinter Nights universe, most notably with the addition of Epic Level gameplay. Based upon the rules published by Wizards of the Coast in the D&D game supplement Epic Level Handbook, Epic Levels will be available for characters who have reached level 20, allowing them to advance as far as level 40.

    In addition, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark will introduce several new prestige classes, including the Shifter, a druidic class specializing in shape shifting; dozens of new feats, such as Epic Reputation, Craft Weapon and Armor Skin; a multitude of new weapons and spells, many designed solely for epic level characters; challenging new creatures pulled straight out of the Underdark, including Mind Flayers, Beholders and Driders; several new character voice sets for even greater character customization; and 17 new epic soundtracks from composer Jeremy Soule.

    “Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark will expand on the already massive Neverwinter Nights franchise by adding a number of features requested by the extensive fan community,” said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, BioWare Corp. joint CEO and Co-Executive Producer of Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. “The inclusion of Epic Levels alone should open up great new ways for people to play the game and create their own high-level adventures, further extending the value of their original game purchase, “ added Ray Muzyka, BioWare Corp. joint CEO and Co-Executive Producer.

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark will equip module makers with two new tilesets and additional content for the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset, the groundbreaking software included with the full game that allows players to create their own universes, quests and storylines. The two new tilesets will be based around the new campaign and will include exciting new features specific to certain denizens of the Underdark itself.

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark is scheduled for release in November 2003. Additional information about Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark can be found online at www.bioware.com.

    Please note: Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark requires a copy of Neverwinter Nights to run.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75621) on Mar 14, 2004.