Wizardry Online Entraps Players on January 16th, Open Beta Available.
Sony Online Entertainment has finally given a release date for Wizardry Online, its love song to the hardcore MMO player. Players can expect to stumble over traps, get murdered by their fellow players, and explore a dark fantasy world on January 16th, 2013. For those that want to get a head start, the beta opened up today for all players who wish to give it a try.
Wizardry is a long-venerated and incredibly influential series of RPG, and Wizardry Online very much wants to continue that tradition of tough and satisfying gameplay. It harkens back to the punishing days of Everquest and Ultima Online, where players could wantonly murder each other and drastic punishments for failure awaited your every turn. If you want that sort of difficulty – and the satisfaction that comes with overcoming it – then we recommend giving it a try. Just don’t get too angry when you step on a trap and your character explodes.