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Wizardry Online announced, will feature permadeath
Posted: 13.06.2011 16:28 by Comments: 2
Japanese developer Gamepot has announced Wizardry Online, an MMO based on one of the oldest computer roleplaying games in history, Wizardry, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The first Wizardry debuted on the Apple ][ back in 1981.

“Wizardry Online hearkens back to the original allure of the groundbreaking Wizardry RPG series, but brings an updated flare for modern gamers,” said Shuhei Ueda, president of Gamepot. “Now, for the first time ever, players around the world can step into the impressive action and captivating lore of this world in a free-to-play, online format. We’re confident the return to hardcore role-playing elements will be a shot in the arm for gamers looking for a new challenge in the genre.”

Wizardry Online promises to offer multiplayer features new to the Wizardry series such as party play and PvP combat, while maintaining the classic style that the series is known for.

Gametop and developer Headlok promise that the game will please "hardcore" gamers with complex dungeons and a feature nearly all MMOs refuse to touch: permanent death. That's right - permadeath, you die, your character is gone forever. It'll be interesting to see how the feature won't make the game a frustrating experience.

Check out the announcement trailer in the video below.

Related games: Wizardry Online (PC)

Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 13, 2011
SirRoderick
Free-to-play with permadeath?
Will at least try it out then, since that feature spins a tale of proper RPG elements. I mean if they're tough enough to do that surely they won't dim down on the stats etc.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 14, 2011
PowerJack
Well the permadeath is alluring.