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Drecom Acquires Wizardry Series, Will Develop a New Game

Drecom Co. acquired the rights to the Wizardry series, with the intention to develop a new title in the longrunning RPG series. The acquisition of the IP was announced through the recent 2020 Drecom Co. financial results briefing. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

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Drecom owns the copyrights for Wizardry 6, 7, 8, and Wizardry Gold, as well as the trademark for the Wizardry series in domestic and foreign markets. No further information about the development of the upcoming title has been released alongside the acquisition, just that Drecom has plans to develop a new game in the series.

In the briefing, it was mentioned that the developer will continue to develop their own IPs while acquiring other popular ones. Drecom Co. is a developer based in Tokyo that has had a hand in developing and creating titles like Disgaea RPG and Digimon ReArise.

The first entry of the Wizardry series released in 1981 for PC by Western developer Sir-Tech. Spanning numerous mainline entries and spin-off titles, the original Wizardry is revered as one of the most influential RPGs of all time.

The most recent entry in the series, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is currently available on PC. This entry is not developed by Sir-Tech, and was instead handled by Acquire and Xseed.

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