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E3 2012: Wizardry Online trailer

Based on a series of games from the 1980s, Wizardry Online has been described by many as a “super-hardcore” MMO. The original series of games came out for PCs and initially the Apple II between 1982 and 1990, with a couple of later games made in 1996 and 2001 by the gaming company Sir-Tech. If you’re an old school PC gaming fan you might also recognize Sir-Tech from their other games Jagged Alliance or Realms of Arkania

The new Wizardry is being developed by Gamepot and published by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). Some of the features that make Wizardry Online “super hardcore” includes permadeath, player-killing, and friendly-fire. It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Wizardry Online will be exclusive to PCs and isn’t available yet, but you can sign up for the beta now.