Best-selling author, Brandon Sanderson, will see his epic fantasy series Mistborn hit the video game world late next year. The news was announced by Little Orbit who will be responsible for bringing the novel series to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC and Mac.
Mistborn is a fantasy trilogy written by Sanderson that was published by Tor Fantasy is 2006 and 2008. The series consists of Mistborn: The Final Empire, Mistborn: The Well of Ascension, and Mistborn: The Hero of Ages. There was also a stand-alone short novel titled, Mistborn: The Alloy of Law that was released in late 2011.
Mistborn is set in a dark world of ash, mist, and gothic fantasy creatures, dominated by a seemingly immortal villain known as the Lord Ruler. It also follows individuals who use a powerful rule-based magic system known as Allomancy that allows them to temporarily enhance their physical and mental abilities by ingesting and “burning” flakes of metal. Those who have the ability to burn a single metal are called Mistings, and those who can burn all metals are known as Mistborn.
The game will be an RPG and features an original storyline created by Sanderson. It will be set several hundred of years before the first novel took place. The game also features a unique system that puts Allomancy into the hands of the players. You will play as Fendin “Fiddle” Fathvell who must quickly master his Allomatic abilities before his entire family are destroyed by the forces at work.
Matthew Scott, the CEO of Little Orbit stated,
I’m a huge fan of the series, and I cannot wait to get this into the hands of gamers. Between the distinctive magic system, the story twists Brandon has planned for the game, and the rich depth of character skills, we’re creating something very unique for players to enjoy.”
Sanderson, is also a veteran of video game story development. He recently has completed development on the Infinity Blade II video game including the accompanying Infinity Blade: Awakening novella. Along with writers the Mistborn series and Stormlight novels, he has also finished work on the final novel in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. Sanderson has been labeled “one of the most popular new fantasy writers to emerge in the last ten years.”
In regards to the new game based on his series, Sanderson said,
As an avid gamer, I’m extremely excited by this opportunity. The chance to write the story for a Mistborn game while working with a team of talented developers is, quite literally, living a dream.”
You can get more information about Mistborn and its upcoming game at the official website.
About Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson is the co-author with Robert Jordan of the #1 NY Times bestselling Wheel of Time novels The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight, and a top 10 NY Times and international bestselling author for his novels The Way of Kings and Mistborn: The Alloy of Law, all published by Tor Books in the US. An award-winning author, he is published in 25 languages, with global sales in the millions of copies. His Mistborn saga has become a multi-faceted brand, with a film in development from Paloppa Pictures, and a classic tabletop RPG released by Crafty Games in 2011.