Apr 26, 2011

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XSEED Games Gearing up to Bring Back Granddaddy of RPGs this Spring on PSN

XSEED Games Gearing up to Bring Back Granddaddy of RPGs this Spring on PSN

Last month, we told you that XSEED was in the process of publishing Wizardy: Labyrinth of Lost Souls on the PlayStation 3 for North America and Europe. Today, XSEED gives us a little bit more information about the latest iteration in the series and first one to be available on the Next-Gen consoles. While we still don’t have a definite release date for Wizardy: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, we do know that it will be released exclusively for download via the PlayStation Network in Spring of this year.

This title comes from a long-standing line of classic role-playing game series. Wizardy has rightfully earned the title of “Granddaddy of RPGs” from its beginnings in the PC-platform RPG genre in the year 1981. It was one of the first titles that featured grid-based dungeons presented in an unique first-person perspective. Wizardy: Labyrinth of Lost Souls takes the classic dungeon exploration and combat system along with the highly detailed hand-drawn graphics showcased in high definition  as it blends the old school gameplay with modern day visuals.

Character customization, which is always a valuable and important feature in most RPGs, for Wizardy is very extensive. Each of the five races have their strengths and weaknesses, from the well rounded Humans to the  powerful Dwarves, magical Elves, spiritual Gnomes, and sprightly Porklu.  Along with being able to choose a race, you also have the option of which gender to play as. That alone gives players ten different options in how to start off the game. Not including the ability to customize further with the eight different classes.

XSEED also released a few nice looking images sure to get the hands of any RPG player aching to traverse the many dungeons as they fight over 120 different monsters or uncover deep dark secrets about their character’s background. Take a peek at them below.

[Source: XSEED]