The latest in the Wizardry series, Wizardry Variants Daphne, a 3D dungeon RPG for smartphones, will be holding a closed beta test! The call for participating users began today!
Drecom (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) will be holding a closed beta test for Wizardry Variants Daphne, the latest smartphone game in the Wizardry series. With this, the call for participants began today, September 22, 2023.
Estimated completion time is over 10 hours! A high-volume close beta test is being held!
Wizardry Variants Daphne is the latest title in the beloved Wizardry series, often referred to as the origin of RPGs, and is currently in release development. A closed beta test is being conducted prior to the official release. The closed beta test is scheduled to last for about 10 days and will allow users to play through the first chapter. The main story through first chapter is expected to take 15-20 hours to complete. The entire game, including sub-quests that occur as the story progresses, is expected to take more than 20 hours to complete. We think that this is enough to give a sense of the full breadth and charm of Wizardry Variants Daphne. We will continue to improve the quality of the game based on the opinions and feedback from the test participants.
<Promotion video now available on the official YouTube channel>
【クローズドβテスト】Invitation to the abyss.【Wizardry Variants Daphne】
<How to play>
The game follows an old-school 3D dungeon RPG play cycle, with players delving deeper into dungeons called Abysses seeking battle and treasure while advancing their characters and gathering supplies in town.
The player takes command in battle, based upon a party of up to six characters, through which they make full use of spells and skills to formulate the ultimate strategy.
■How to apply: Please use the application form on the Closed Beta Test Participant Application page to apply.
*By submitting your application, you agree that you have read the application guidelines and agreed to all of the terms and conditions.
Please be sure to read the application guidelines and terms and conditions before applying.
◆Closed Beta Test Participant Application page: https://wizardry.info/daphne/cbt/
■Application Period: September 22, 2023 (FRI) 13:00 - September 28, 2023 (THU) 16:00 (JST)
Date of Selection (how play) Notification: October 4, 2023 (tentative)
■Play Period: From October 4, 2023 (planned); approximately 10 days
*Periods and dates are subject to change without notice.
*Specific schedule will be announced on the date of your selection (how to play) information.
[Recommended Operating Environment]
Supported Devices after iOS 14: iPhone 11 iOS 11.0 or later, iPad 9th generation or later / Android 10 or later, CPU 865 or equivalent / 10GB or more free space
[Required Operating Environment]
iOS 14 Devices: iPhone 8 Plus, iPad (8th generation) / Android 10 CPU: Snapdragon 855 or equivalent / 10 GB of free space
*Please refer to the Closed Beta Test Participant Application page for operating environment details.
PC version (Steam) also in development!
A PC version (Steam) of Wizardry Variants Daphne is being developed in parallel with the smartphone app version. The PC version is scheduled for release after the app version. The app and PC (Steam) versions are being developed to use the same game account so players can follow their adventures on either device. Details of the PC (Steam) version will also be announced via official social media channels so follow them to get the latest information.
To commemorate the closed beta test, a gift campaign is underway!
In commemoration of the closed beta test, a follow & repost campaign is underway the official Wizardry Variants Daphne X (Twitter) account (@Wizardry_Daphne)! Participants will be entered into a drawing for a Wizardry logo hoodie. Also, if you reply to the campaign post with a screenshot of your completed application for the closed beta test, you will have a higher chance of winning! Come join us!
■Prizes and Number of Winners
Wizardry Logo Hoodie: 5 winners
Winners will be selected by lottery from among all applicants.
*Image of Wizardry Logo Hoodie
■How to Participate
Follow the official Wizardry Variants Daphne X (Twitter) account (@Wizardry_Daphne) and repost the applicable post to enter.
September 22, 2023 - September 28, 2023 23:59 (planned)
*Campaign is subject to change or termination without notice.
*Please check Wizardry Variants Daphne Official X (Twitter) for campaign details.
■Look here for the latest information:
◆Official Site: https://wizardry.info/daphne/
◆Official X (Twitter) - Japanese: https://twitter.com/Wizardry_Daphne
◆Official X (Twitter) - English: https://twitter.com/Wiz_Daphne_en
◆Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdls9RA6g1y4-fbJYSu1P0A
Wizardry Variants Daphne Overview
Title: Wizardry Variants Daphne
Genre: 3D Dungeon RPG
Supported Platforms: iOS/Android
Price: Free to play (with in-app purchases)
Development/Publishing/Operation: Drecom Co., Ltd.
Distribution: Worldwide (Japan and internationally)
Supported Languages: Japanese/English *At launch
Copyright Notice: ©Drecom Co., Ltd.
Wizardry is a computer role-playing game that was released in the United States in 1981. Elements such as party organizing, labyrinth exploration, monster fighting, and character development had a tremendous impact on various RPGs that followed, and it is often referred to as the origin of RPGs. Numerous sequels have been released, and more than 40 years after its release, it remains a timeless masterpiece that enjoys strong popularity around the world. In 2020, the company acquired the copyrights to Wizardry6, Wizardry7, Wizardry8, and Wizardry Gold, as well as the domestic and international trademarks to the series title "Wizardry".