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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord revamps a classic, out now

An absolute classic of a dungeon crawl is back and in 3D form, with Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.

You’re a wizard ‘arry!

Yes you too can wield some magic, and battle against an evil wizard, in Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. Newly released on consoles and the PC, the fresh title from Digital Eclipse rebirths SirTech’s iconic classic, first released on the Apple II.

Launched in 1981, Wizardry more or less spawned a genre, and also a massive series of games under its banner, including the original seven SirTech titles, all of which had a wide mass-market release. Past those though, the Wizardry name caught fire in Japan, seeing some 40 individual titles hit retail.

That was then though, and Digital Eclipse has grabbed the license to produce a game that takes things right back to the 80s. Well, with a downright pretty new coat of paint anyway.

Craft your own party of adventurers and head into the labyrinth at the behest of the mad overlord Trebor, in search of the amulet stolen by the evil wizard Werdna. Battle challenging monsters, avoid hidden traps, and find your way through the dungeon for the ultimate showdown with Werdna himself.

Digital Eclipse press release

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is ready to invite adventurers into its dark depths as of right now. The game is out now for Switch, PC (via Steam and GOG), and PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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