Mistborn Fantasy Series Is Getting A Video Game Prequel

The Mistborn fantasy novel series will hightail its way to the video game realm next fall, helmed by the developer Little Orbit.

This will be a prequel to Brandon Sanderson's book series and hit the PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in fall 2013. (Hmmmmmmmm.)

Little Orbit writes in a press release:

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 titled Mistborn: Birthright 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.

Mistings? The Lord Ruler? Fendin "Fiddle" Fathvell? I suspect Mistborn: Birthright will prove a worthy competitor to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning in the battle of who can deliver the most ridiculous proper nouns.

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    If they can pull off the unique "magic" of this series then this should be great. I am looking forward to this.

    OMG !

    Indeed it is, and Sanderson is working on the script not just the overall storyline...but will the gameplay hold up. God I hope so.

    =O mfw I just started reading this trilogy last week and was thinking the whole time how cool a game mechanic metal pulling/pushing would make.

    NERDGASM! Big fan of Mistborn here, can't wait to get my hands on this :)

    Oh wow.
    I only read this series recently, and I loved it! There's definitely a few elements in there that could be worked into a great game!

    When I read this series all I could think about was that it felt like a game or tv series pitch. I hope this works, I have been looking forward to an extension to the universe as the books were great.

    wondering how they will implement the powers though, wasnt min supposed to be the first person in their history who could control her powers in the way that she could? Id hate to get in control of this gentleman only to find his powers were lacklustre, I would love to think the character will have the abilities and strengths that I so fondly read about

    I sort of wish they'd gone down the road of the Allomancy of Law era - lots of lore and gameplay possibilities to explore there.

    Yessssss ihopeitsgoodihopeitsgoodihopeitsgood. I'll be really disappointed if it's average. The books are incredible - great story, really well written. But what was so great about the magic system was that it was very limited, but used smartly could do really crazy things - it required ingenuity that is difficult to be able to replicate in a video game. We'll see how it goes.

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