There's been something missing from current Action MMOs, and up until today I couldn't put my finger on it. But now that Perfect World has released the latest trailer for Neverwinter just in time for PAX Prime 2012 this weekend, I now know what it is: Undead Pirates. Sure there have been tons of zombies and vampires, but how many games feature a guy like Black Dagger, risen from the grave to haunt is own keep, raising an army of undead bandits riding the waves on previously crashed pirate ships? Not that many, I would expect.
I admit this isn't what I expected from the PAX Prime trailer for a game based in the Dungeons and Dragons universe, but surprises aren't a bad thing, especially in the MMO genre. Just don't expect me to travel the Sword Coast unarmed any time soon.
Neverwinter will be releasing for Windows PC sometime in 2013.