Wizardy is still undergoing its somewhat understated renaissance over in Japan, despite the franchise's roots here in North America. We're not just talking about Wizardry-inspired titles, like The Dark Spire or Class of Heroes, but games actually bearing the Wizardry name, and developer Acquire is one of the country's most recent licensees of the classic brand.
Thus far Acquire has produced Wizardry: Labyrinth of the Lost Souls and Wizardry: Town of the Imprisoned Spirits for digital download from the PlayStation Network. Eagle-eyed browsers over at the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board) site, which has become one of the best places to catch early word of a potential release for software, noticed an ESRB description for Labyrinth of the Lost Souls, complete with a detailed description of the stuff you really care about in RPGs, like a sacramental wine fetch quest and exposed buttocks:
This is a role-playing game in which players explore maze-like environments and battle fantastical enemies. Players traverse through dungeons and enter into turn-based battles with ghosts, demons, goblins, and zombies—depicted in still images. Players select attacks/spells from a menu screen to use in random attacks against enemies that disappear when defeated. Some enemies are depicted with bloodstained swords or wounds that expose small amounts of red flesh. Players can also access a gallery mode that includes a few partially nude characters (e.g., creatures with exposed buttocks or hair barely covering breasts). One quest prompts players to search for sacramental wine; a reward is offered for every bottle collected. The words ‘a*s’ and ‘bastard’ appear in the dialogue.
This confirms a localized release of Labyrinth of the Lost Souls in English (which conveniently becomes Wizardry: LOLS for short), courtesy of publisher XSEED, and rated "T" for Teen thanks to the wine tasting, we're sure. No release date has been confirmed yet for the digital downloadable PS3 game.
Yeah, the characters look like they belong in some anime, but the gameplay looks to remain very reminscent of classic Wizardry titles, with dungeon exploration in the first-person viewpoint, and good ol' turn-based battles. The original Japanese release even featured DLC in the form of additional gear you could purchase to give your characters a helping hand.