Wizardry 8 Demo Now Available

Linda Currie of Sirtech Canada sent us a press release announcing that they've officially made the Wizardry 8 demo available:

    Ottawa, CANADA, October 30, 2001 Sirtech Canada Limited today announced that a demo of their eagerly anticipated title, Wizardry 8, is available for download . NOW!

    The Wizardry 8 demo features the first level of the actual Wizardry game. Players will start with a preset party since the level itself has been modified to be more advanced than the level in the full game. This was to allow players to see a greater sample of monsters and magical spells. Characters will gain levels as they play through the demo giving players the opportunity to see some elements of character development.

    (One thing we want to stress about the demo is that it really is just a glimpse of the game.) Said Linda Currie, Project Leader. (Trying to show off the depth of Wizardry 8 in a demo is impossible. Wizardry 8 features an immersive story, many intriguing quests, vibrant characters to interact with, spread across many fantastic locations. The demo shows only a small part of all of this.)

    In the demo, players will be able to experiment with the complete flexibility between phased and continuous combat modes, character formations and Wizardry 8's unique magic system with unique targeting characteristics that make for a combat experience exceeding anything previously seen. Characters will be able to pick locks, disarm traps and experience a small glimpse at some of the initial puzzles.

    Players can download the demo from 3D Gamers at http://www.3dgamers.com and FilePlanet at http://www.fileplanet.com.

    Wizardry 8 will be available in North America on November 15, 2001.