Well met, PlayStation Nation! Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios is proud to announce that giants will return to the Sword Coast when : Storm King’s Thunder strikes PS4 on October 18!
Inspired by Wizards of the Coast’s latest tabletop expansion, you’ll team up with characters from New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore’s novels, Catti-brie and Wulfgar, in order to unravel the mystery behind the invading giants and what they’re searching for.
Storm King’s Thunder will introduce a giant number of new features and content including guild alliances, three new adventure zones, a brand new campaign to follow the story, a new tier of dungeon, the Ostorian relics system, and class balance — among other quality of life changes.
You’ll travel back to Icewind Dale where a massive blizzard envelops the once-bustling town of Bryn Shander. Your quests there will then bring you to the picturesque town of Lonelywood, which is surrounded by a beautiful yet haunting forest. Finally, head to Cold Run where the frost giants first embarked from their ships. Each of these adventure zones holds their own secrets and are ripe with Ostorian relics, a new system that has you searching for ancient items in order to power up your gear.
For those seeking a challenge, our newest dungeon, Fangbreaker Island, lies in its own tier with a required item level of 3100. Face three of the most challenging bosses in Neverwinter history, each with their own tricks up their sleeve: Hati the Manticore, the Dragon Turtle, and the frost giant Drufi.
Guild Alliances will also be introduced with this expansion where up to 13 guilds can band together to form an alliance, which will open up exciting new options for all members. Visit each other’s strongholds, tackle dragons together, help each other grow, and even shop at stores from each guild. Alliances will make it much easier for you to grow your community and make friends from around the world. Start thinking about who you’ll invite to your alliance!
We can’t wait for you to step foot into Storm King’s Thunder to discover all there is to offer. Continue slaying dragons, vanquishing liches, and delving into dungeons. See you in Neverwinter on October 18!