The free-to-play title Sword of the New World has received mixed reactions from players, but the folks at IMC Games are undeterred. Later this month, they plan to release the first expansion to the unique fantasy title - Nocturnal Sonata. IGN has up a quick preview of the new content, which looks to be a significant addition to the game. Nocturnal Sonata will offer players the brand-new region of Caebolan, a mysterious once-magical nation. Within those lands is a mighty prize, the lost city of El Dorado. The preview includes a bit of lore about the realm, discussing a dangerous miscalculation by the wizard Montoro and its cataclysmic result on the nation.

What's encouraging is that this new content won't just be dolled out to Sword of the New World players; they're going to have to work for it. Before Caebolan can be reached, each server is going to have to collaborate to unlock the path. IMC is taking a unique approach to this event, forcing multiple clans to work together to overcome a massive, fearsome hill giant. The beast is said to be able to crush individual characters with little more than a flick of the wrist, so a group effort will really be required to get to the new content. An interesting approach indeed. Be sure to check out our previous posts on the expansion, and look for Nocturnal Sonata to drop June 25th.

This article was originally published on Massively.
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