XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today opened the gates and released Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, the beloved entry in the long-running dungeon crawling RPG series that has influenced the genre for nearly 40 years, on Windows PC via Steam, Humble Store by Humble Bundle, and GOG for $14.99, €14.99, and £12.99, with a launch week discount of 10%. Originally released on the PS3™ system in 2011, the first-person dungeon crawler returns on PC with enhanced visuals, expanded graphical options, all previously released DLC bundled with the game, and the addition of Turbo Mode for players who favor speed over caution as they explore the underworld dungeons.
Classic Dungeon Crawling RPG Returns with HD Visuals, Traditional RPG Mechanics, and the Series’ Signature Difficulty
In Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls players will recruit a party of six adventurers before venturing into vast underground dungeons, choosing between five different races and eight different classes to create a team with diverse skills. With over 100 unique enemy designs ranging from the traditional to the bizarre and dangers potentially lurking around every corner, players will need to remain vigilant and ensure that their party is prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Staying true to the series’ roots, these dangers will be plentiful…and quite deadly.
About Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
In a faraway land 2000 years before the current era, the god Avrul created the Draguun, a race bearing the bloodline of the dragon gods. They excelled in the mystic arts and built a prosperous civilization, ruling over the world for many years. However, the Draguun were arrogant, and eventually fell victim to their own powerful magic. Their disappearance plunged the world into chaos until the empire of Darua, in the land of Athals, united the people once again. Thus began the age of Athals.
In the 100th year of Athals the emperor of Darua fell into madness and his empire quickly collapsed, leaving the land divided among three factions – the Kingdom of Diement, the Council of Qhopati and the Haersant Federation. Working together, the three countries built a strong alliance and lasting peace returned to the land of Athals. However, over time, dangerous monsters that were supposedly sealed away by the angels, long, long ago in the time of legends, began to appear once more. Not only did monsters and beasts return, but powerful demons, known as the “Elder Ones” also turned their attention to Athals.
The sages say that “Something which had once sealed away the Elder Ones is losing its power,” and the fortune tellers say that “The balance of the world has begun to collapse,” but no one could be truly sure of the reason for their return. The people hold onto their visions of peace while living in fear of the unknown. But among them, some stepped forward to search for the artifacts left long ago by the Draguun, while others pursued monsters to collect bounties. These men and women, with exceptional strength and skill and wielding the powers of magic and ancient martial arts, became known as “Adventurers,” fighting for good or fortune as yet another dark shadow looms just over the horizon…
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls launched on January 15, 2020 for Windows PC via Steam, the Humble Store by Humble Bundle, and GOG for $14.99, €14.99, and £12.99, with a launch week discount of 10%. More information can be found on the official product page. The title is rated “T for Teen” on the PS3™ system by the ESRB. The PC version is not rated by the ESRB.
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