Perfect World is bringing Neverwinter to PAX East later this month and attendees of the event will have the chance to get some hands-on time with the MMORPG’s Great Weapon Fighter class at one of the 18 playable stations at the event. Players will have the chance to see the other classes in action during demos at the event along with a number of prize giveaways.

In addition to the chance to try out Neverwinter’s final beta event at PAX East, attendees will also be treated to a visit from best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, who will be promoting his new novel, The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV.

Neverwinter Lead Producer Andy Velasquez will be one of several industry developers that will also be taking part in a PAX East panel discussion titled “The Future of Online Gaming” hosted by MMORPG at PAX East on March 22nd at 5:30pm ET.

Neverwinter’s second closed beta weekend is set to get underway on March 8th with the third and final event scheduled to begin PAX East weekend on March 22nd. In the meantime, be sure to give the new Mounts trailer a look below.


R.A. Salvatore Book Signing at Sold-out Convention, Plus In-game Beta Weekend Accommodates Gamers without Passes

(Redwood City, CA) March 1, 2013 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce that Neverwinter, the critically acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons® MMORPG, is making a major appearance at PAX East, which takes place March 22 to March 24 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Neverwinter is located at Booth 624 on the show floor. Gamers can experience playable demos on 18 stations featuring epic adventures and the latest pre-launch updates straight from the game's exclusive Beta Weekends. Fans in attendance can take control of the fearless Great Weapon Fighter class, made available to the public for the very first time as a playable class, and witness all five classes in action. At the end of each demo, players will receive in-game treasure that directly corresponds to fantastic physical prizes, including limited edition t-shirts and bags, a variety of gaming hardware, redeemable codes that grant for permanent in-game items, and even Neverwinter potions and balms.

In true Dungeons & Dragons fashion, attendees get to meet R.A. Salvatore, New York Times best-selling author of the popular Forgotten Realms® series The Legend of Drizzt®. Salvatore is promoting his latest novel, The Last Threshold, Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, set to release on March 5. He will be available for a book signing on March 22 and March 23 from 3- 4 p.m EST at the Neverwinter booth.

"Neverwinter is one of the most anticipated games of 2013 and we're happy to once again participate in PAX East, with a bigger booth, more gameplay, and one of America's best known fantasy authors," said Andrew Brown, General Manager, Perfect World Entertainment. "Last year's event was amazing and we're looking forward to showing Boston what's new."

On March 22 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, some of the industry's top developers will come together to speak at the Future of Online Games panel hosted by Neverwinter Lead Producer Andy Velasquez is scheduled to predict the future of online games. But for those who cannot attend PAX East, Neverwinter's Beta Weekend 3 runs from March 22- 24 beginning at 12 p.m. PST. Players may freely register by visiting the official website:

For guaranteed access to all Neverwinter Beta Weekends along with a wide array of VIP perks and exclusive in-game items, players may purchase the Hero of Neverwinter Founder's Pack or the Guardian of Neverwinter Founder's Pack. For more details on the Neverwinter Founder's Pack Program, head to:



Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: 

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