Jon: The screenshots below are me playing with a 'custom' team of non-plot companions; Nick's got a lot of feedback from people saying they'd like a chance to ressurrect the old gang, so we're putting in an additional Custom Area at the beginning where you can also gain levels and collect some equipment if you want to create a new build. There will also be easter egg NP-companions- legendary heroes and familiar faces- who require certain conditions to be 'unlocked'. :P.
As you can probably tell, both areas are far from ready, but it was still fun to have a go. The ruins battle is the site of an old Neverwinter colonial bastion you visit, the Neverfall- an integral location to the campaign. The jungle battle takes you onto the northern borders of Samarach to fight, amongst other things, the ape king Ghan.