Neverwinter Nights fans hopping up and down on the fantasy equivalent of a pogo stick - like, a, um, fantasy pogo stick - in frenzied anticipation of sequel Neverwinter Nights 2, listen up: Atari's confirmed that it'll release on October 20.

It's a minor delay for the RPG, and the publisher's kindly explained why it's been pushed back in an official statement. It reads: "Given the sheer size and scope of Neverwinter Nights 2 and its 50 to 60-hour single player campaign, it was decided to move the global release date of Neverwinter Nights 2 out a month to late October. This extra time is invaluable as it allows fine tuning and polishing of both the single and multiplayer experiences to ultimately deliver a game that exceeds the tremendous expectations of the Neverwinter Nights fanbase."

So, there you go. We're very shortly off to that happy pixie land we call home, but before we go we'll direct you to our Neverwinter Nights 2 game homepage where you can find all sorts of goodies - and stuff about the game, of course.