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Mistborn: Birthright RPG Announced For 2013

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:20 AM

Little Orbit has announced it will be bringing Mistborn: Birthright to a variety of platforms, including Mac, in 2013. Based on the best-selling fantasy novels of Brandon Sanderson, the upcoming role playing game will feature an original story from the author set hundreds of years before the first novel. Players will take the role of a young nobleman struggling to master his new found magic powers as he battles those seeking to destroy his family.

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 upcoming RPG video game will feature an original storyline created by Sanderson, set several hundreds of years before the first Mistborn novel, and will focus on a unique combat system that puts Allomancy into the hands of gamers. Players will suit up as Fendin "Fiddle" Fathvell, an arrogant young nobleman who must quickly master his newfound Allomantic abilities before forces at work can destroy his entire family.

"I'm a huge fan of the series, and I cannot wait to get this into the hands of gamers," said Matthew Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. "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 no stranger to video games. He recently completed story development on the Infinity Blade II video game including the accompanying Infinity Blade: Awakening novella. In between writing his popular Mistborn and Stormlight novels, he is also finishing 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."

"As an avid gamer, I'm extremely excited by this opportunity," said Sanderson. "The chance to write the story for a Mistborn game while working with a team of talented developers is, quite literally, living a dream."
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

This is good news for fans of the books. It's going to be interesting to see how the metal based magic system (allomancy) is translated into a computer game.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

View PostKilvain, on 27 March 2012 - 07:18 PM, said:

This is good news for fans of the books. It's going to be interesting to see how the metal based magic system (allomancy) is translated into a computer game.
I can't say I have ever heard about the books. Are they any good?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Sanderson is a skilled writer. He's also currently working on the difficult task of finishing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and doing an admirable job. I'm always a fan of fantasy authors who come up with unique magic systems, rather than just going with the tried and true 'spellbooks and fireballs' route.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:02 AM

I just finished the Mistborn trilogy and it is good. Very unique. Not sure how the series will translate into a game though.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

Looks intriguing, and I also like the use of alternative or unique magic systems that don't follow the same tried and true formula.
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