Gamers rejoice! Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios, both subsidiaries of Perfect World Co. Ltd (NASDAQ: PWRD ) , announced a series of weekends for players to experience Neverwinter, a Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG, before its official launch.
Scheduled for February 8-10, March 8-10, and March 22-24, thousands of North America and Europe players will gain 60-hour beta access to Neverwinter . Gamers can sign-up for a chance to join Neverwinter Beta Weekends at http://www.playneverwinter.com/.
Gamers can also receive guaranteed access by buying one of Perfect World's new Neverwinter Founder's Pack programs. Buyers will receive guaranteed, early access to the upcoming Open Beta, VIP perks, and exclusive permanent in-game items, and also different levels of rewards, depending on which of the three tiers they purchase.
According to Craig Zinkievich, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Producer, Cryptic Studios:
Neverwinter offers players a dynamic experience with its engaging action gameplay and unique content such as daily lore quests, looting and party-oriented dungeon delves. After several months of alpha testing, we are thrilled to expand our pool of testers with the upcoming Neverwinter Beta Weekends while offering fans the opportunity to become a founding member of Neverwinter through the Founder's Pack program. We look forward to fostering a community of passionate players that will help us to make Neverwinter one of the greatest MMORPGs of all time.