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Mistborn Fantasy Trilogy Receiving Multiplatform RPG Prequel

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Jonathan Lester
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Brandon Sanderson, Fantasy, Mistborn, Mistborn: Birthright, RPG

Mistborn Fantasy Trilogy Receiving Multiplatform RPG Prequel

Infinity Blade II Author Penning Original Storyline

Popular fantasy author Brandon Sanderson has announced that he's joining forces with Little Orbit to create an RPG prequel to his Mistborn book trilogy. This multiplatform project will have an entirely new storyline penned by Sanderson himself, and is slated for an Autumn 2013 release on Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. We've got the full details after the break.

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 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 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, having recently completed story development on Infinity Blade II 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.

"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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