Wizardry: The Five Ordeals releases for Steam Early Access on December 17, Scenario Editor coming in 2022
Game*Spark Publishing and 59 Studio have announced that Wizardry: The Five Ordeals will launch for Steam Early Access on December 17. The Five Ordeals was originally set to launch in Early Access this past summer, before being delayed the day before its original launch date.
While some of the game's UI elements will be in English, most of the game will only be in Japanese at launch, and full English support is planned to be added over the course of the Early Access period.
Wizardry: The Five Ordeals originally released in 2006 as a Japanese-only PC game titled 'Wizardry Gaiden: Itsutsu no Shiren - Five Ordeals'. The dungeon crawler featured five original scenarios along with a scenario editor where players could create their own. This new re-release also includes two additional UI modes compared to the original, giving four total.
Importantly, the developer also announced today that scenario editor functionality for The Five Ordeals will not be available at Early Access launch and is instead planned for release later in 2022. Additionally, the editor and scenario download functionality will not be available through Steam Workshop and instead be available through external websites, in order to facilitate a potential multiplatform release in the future.
More information on the game can be found in its original announcement.