The Wizardry role-playing series, once a staple of PC gaming, has found itself in the limelight again. Thanks to the PlayStation Network and the efforts of XSeed and a handful of Japanese developers, whose fondness of first-person dungeon crawling is unendingly endearing, the series’ once-dormant status in North America has changed. And it looks as if the upswing isn’t over yet. Japanese developer Acquire Corp. has announced that they will be bringing their PSN release Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls to the iPhone and iPod touch next week. The free-to-download release will hit on November 3 and allow players to enjoy the game up to level five and the first floor of the Dungeon of Trials, with the full version unlocked for $9.99.
Originally developed for PlayStation Network, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Souls revives the classic turn-based, first-person RPG combat of the 30-year old Wizardry series with a plethora of new features and hand-drawn, high-quality graphics. Taking the role of one of ten unique adventurers, players will have to build a party and descend into the depths of two massive, monster-filled dungeons if they want to uncover the secrets behind the ancient evil that has besieged the land.
Official Site: Acquire.Co.jp