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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord Remake Releases May 23 for All Major Platforms

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord Remake Releases May 23 for All Major Platforms - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2024 / 2,256 Views

Developer Digital Eclipse announced the remake of the dungeon RPG, Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord, will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and GOG on May 23.

Read details on the game below:

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is a full 3D remake of the first game in the legendary Wizardry series of RPGs.

The first party-based RPG video game ever released, Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord was a direct inspiration to series like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Digital Eclipse's revival preserves the appeal of the classic, with many upgrades for modern role-playing game fans.

Dungeon Crawling, Deluxe

Craft your own party of adventurers and head into the labyrinth at the behest of the mad overlord Trebor, in search of the amulet stolen by the evil wizard Werdna. Battle groups of challenging enemies, avoid hidden traps, and make your way deeper into the dungeon as you prepare for the ultimate battle: Facing Werdna himself.

Commitment to Accuracy

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is built directly on top of the original 1981 game's code. Although it looks all new, underneath the hood is the authentic game. You can even view the original Apple II interface as you play.

Challenge Without Hassle

While the well-known difficulty of the enemies has not been altered, quality-of-life improvements have been added in every area. Party management, navigation, spellcasting, and combat have all been significantly enhanced.

A Legend Reborn

If you're just discovering the legendary Wizardry franchise, Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is the perfect jumping-in point for new players. Series veterans will love the gorgeous new graphics and sound, and the streamlined interface.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments
SanAndreasX (on 25 April 2024)

If only someone could wrest Ultima from EA's clutches. They refuse to do anything with the IP, including selling it back to Richard Garriott after he tried to buy it back a few years ago. I'd love to see this sort of remake done for the Ultima series.

Heck, I'd settle for the NES versions of Ultima 3-4 being released on Nintendo Switch Online.

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HoloDust SanAndreasX (on 26 April 2024)

Yeah, it's a real shame that Ultima is sitting in some dark basement, THE IP that influenced so many developers.

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Mnementh (on 25 April 2024)

Probably time for me to get into the beginning of Wizardry. I will probably get the original game too, to compare.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 25 April 2024)

Hopefully Wizardry II-V will also get remade. Shouldn't be too difficult since they are shared the same engine.

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HoloDust (on 25 April 2024)

Oh, I had no idea this was in the oven. Looking forward to it.

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Bofferbrauer2 HoloDust (on 25 April 2024)

Can't Tiltowait until it comes out

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SanAndreasX HoloDust (on 25 April 2024)

This has been in early access on Steam for a few months now. I'm glad it's also coming to consoles. It would also be cool if they'd release the Japanese Wizardry games that have come out over the past few years on Switch.

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