Beamdog, a studio made up of many ex-Bioware developers, are releasing an “enhanced” version of classic 2002 RPG Neverwinter Nights.
Unveiled first via Game Informer, it’s coming for the PC. 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 Pirates of the Sword Coast, Infinite Dungeons, Wyvern Crown of Cormyr and two soundtracks.
It will be $US20 ($27) 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 have already done something similar for Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment.