he open beta of Wizardry Online
was launched in Japan last week with a very positive response, and Gamepot
quickly added multiple new servers to accommodate the more than 100,000 sign-ups acquired on the first day of testing alone.
Commercial service is now live in Japan and Gamepot is working to deliver an English version to fans in the U.S. and Europe in early 2012.
For Gamepot, it is truly amazing to see so many enthusiastic fans of the Wizardry franchise participate in the open beta testing, and now live service, of Wizardry Online,
said Shuhei Ueda, president of Gamepot. Bringing this innovative and legendary series to a new platform has been a rewarding process and were looking forward to continuing our world-wide rollout to fans around the globe.
A revival of the legendary Wizardry titles, Wizardry Online is the next-generation incarnation of a series that has been called the godfather of RPG genre. Wizardry first came to computers in the early 1980s, and the popularity of its Dungeons & Dragons
-style gameplay led to the creation of countless sequels, spin-offs and collections across multiple platforms.