Wizard101, an MMO for youths that is older than most of its playerbase, is coming to Steam. Properly, type of. Wizard101 has already been on Steam for US gamers since 2018, however as of yesterday the venerable and family-friendly massively-multiplayer on-line RPG (FFMMORPG) can also be accessible on Steam in Europe, where it had beforehand been absent.

When you’re something like me, that information has you asking your self one query: Why the hell does Wizard101 sound so acquainted? This is the reply: That is the game that discovered itself beset by weird messages from a hacker in September 2022, which mentioned issues like “BRADLEY COME DOWN TO MY OFFICE THIS INSTANT,” “dick and balls,” and—my private favorite—”The following world is my boss’s asshole,” a press release of such weighty profundity it sounds extra at residence in a Egor Letov track than a shitpost on a youngsters’ game.

These messages went viral again in 2022, and briefly turned Wizard101 from playground obscurity into probably the most fascinating MMO available on the market. Developer KingIsle finally shut the servers right down to root out its poet infiltrator and posted an apology to the game’s customers on its boards. 

A part of me needs they’d let it roll on some time longer, however I suppose it might be troubling in your common 8-year-old to be confronted by an official message out of your favorite game that claims “come to room 102 and unwell beat you up”. Even WoW does not try this to you.

Anyway, should you’re of a European persuasion and both a literal baby or somebody who simply needs to expertise the uncooked thrill of a game that may erupt into John Cooper Clarke poetry at any given second, yow will discover Wizard101 over on EU Steam immediately, where it is also been newly localised into French, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Greek, and Polish. And UK English, which is odd, because it does not seem like current on UK Steam. I would make a personality immediately; you by no means know what’s gonna pop up.