XSEED Games Announces Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Now Available on European PlayStation Network

Torrance, Calif., (December 7, 2011) –  XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, is pleased to announce today that Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is now available as a digital download on the European PlayStation®Network, at a price of €9.99. The release of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls will provide fans of the series as well as fans of old-school, retro RPGs with the opportunity to experience one of the classics that inspired the genre as we know it today.

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, developed by ACQUIRE, is the latest entry in the long-standing Wizardry series and the first made available for Next-Gen consoles. With its roots stretching all the way back to 1981, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls brings classic RPG-style gameplay to an all-new generation of gamers, pairing definitive in-game mechanics with modern, hand-drawn graphics presented in gorgeous high definition.

About Wizardry

With 30 years of historic momentum, Wizardry is one of gaming’s oldest franchises, and is widely recognized as being one of the most influential titles in the RPG genre, earning it the nickname, “The Granddaddy of RPGs.” As one of the first games to feature grid-based dungeon crawling presented from a unique first-person perspective that remains a core part of the gaming experience today, Wizardry throws players into an epic fantasy adventure as they battle their way through dungeons with the aid of medieval weapons and magic.

These fundamental building blocks from 30 years ago form the basis of the gameplay mechanics upon which Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is built. While these mechanics may seem simple at first glance, experienced players and hardcore RPG fans will appreciate the depth offered by Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls’ deep and intricate dungeons and battles. By pairing classic gameplay with contemporary high-definition images drawn by renowned commercial artist Yuki Hayabusa, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls offers a unique experience in today’s gaming landscape, granting players the choice between five playable races and ten individual characters, each featuring a unique backstory. With eight playable classes, players can easily tailor their character to a preferred style of gameplay – be it a heavy-handed swordsman or a deft wielder of magic – in order to help them battle through the game’s mix of 120 distinctive monsters.

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, developed by ACQUIRE and published by XSEED Games, is currently available for download via the PlayStation Network in Europe. The game is rated PEGI 12. More information can be found by visiting the game’s official website at www.wizardryps3.com  

About ACQUIRE:

Founded in 1994 and based in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, ACQUIRE Corp. is the creator of the Tenchu series, and is well-known as being one of the top development houses for games set in Feudal-era Japan, also creating fan favorite series such as “Way of the Samurai” and “Shinobido: Way of the Ninja.” With multiple teams, ACQUIRE focuses on PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo 3DS game development. More information on ACQUIRE Corp. can be found at

http://www2.acquire.co.jp

About XSEED Games:

XSEED Games was formed in November 2004 by a small group of industry veterans led by president Jun Iwasaki with a common vision: to cross-pollinate the avid gaming cultures of Japan and North America. Delivering unique, innovative titles across multiple platforms and genres, XSEED Games is dedicated to publishing products that appeal to and enrich the North American market. More information on XSEED Games can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com

©2009-2011 ACQUIRE Corp. “Wizardry®” is a registered trademark of IPM Inc. All rights reserved.

Wizardry Renaissance ™ ©2011 IPM Inc. All rights reserved.

Licensed by IPM Inc. to ACQUIRE Corp.

Licensed to and published by XSEED Games.

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