It’s not often that a book series makes a transition into the gaming medium. However, that seems to be what’s happening with Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series of fantasy novels, as it’s been announced that developer Little Orbit has collaborated with the author to create a fantasy RPG based on the books.

The game takes place several hundred years after the first novel in the series. The fantasy setting is to take on a dark, gothic look in which a tyrant called the Lord Ruler is, ummm, being a lord and ruling the land? Naturally, he’s evil and must be stopped. The hook that the series seems to showcase is something called Allomancy; a magical art that allows to people to increase their physical and mental ability by creating magically imbued metal dust and then inhaling it. A possible metaphor or commentary for drug use? Some are better at it than others, with Mistborns being the masters of the craft.

The story, which is penned by Sanderson himself, will supposedly put you in control of Fendin “Fiddle” Fathvell, an arrogant noble who is forced to save his family when conflict in the land arises. The developers have stated that Allomancy will be a core part of gameplay and something that helps to distinguish the game from the rest of the RPG genre.

CEO Mathew Scott is very excited about the project, stating that “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.”

Stay tuned for more details in the future.

[Gamingupdate]

Michael Urban
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