Digital Eclipse is bringing back the beloved Wizardry franchise with a full remaster of the very first game, Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. Originally released in 1981 for the Apple II, this game was one of the first PC RPGs ever created. Now, the remaster is available in early access on PC for players to experience the nostalgia and charm of this classic.
The remaster, developed Digital Eclipse, stays true to the original while adding upgrades for modern RPG fans. The team used the original code from the Apple II version to recreate the game faithfully. Players can craft their own party and explore dungeons filled with monsters and treasures, just like in the original game.
Digital Eclipse announced the remaster on their studio website and released a new trailer on September 15, 2023. They emphasized their commitment to remaining faithful to the original and preserving its appeal for both longtime fans and new players.
To make sure they deliver the best version of the game, Digital Eclipse has released it in early access on PC via Steam and GOG. They are actively seeking player feedback during this phase and plan to continue development and polish until around the end of 2024. This dedication to player input ensures that the final product will meet and exceed expectations.
Digital Eclipse, known for their work on arcade and classic console remasters, has surprised fans with this Wizardry remaster. The team has spent two years working on this project and is excited to share it with the gaming community. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting journey back to the Mad Overlord’s world.
– Digital Eclipse (studio website)
– TJ Denzer, Senior News Editor at Shacknews