has released the first trailer and screenshots
from Wizardry Online
, a revival of the legendary Wizardry titles is expected to launch this summer in Japan, while in Europe and North America will be available in 2012. Currently the Japanese language version of the game is in the testing phase of development, with an exclusive private beta planned for June 2011. Developed in conjunction with Japanese game studio Headlock
, Wizardry Online will offer multiplayer features new to the Wizardry series such as party play and player versus player (PvP) combat, while maintaining the classic style that the series is known for. Hardcore gamers will revel in the return of the complex dungeons that punctuated earlier iterations, and soon will find that the game is fraught with significant peril: Wizardry Online features permanent death, in which player characters can be removed from the game upon dying, creating a more immersive experience.