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Mistborn Announced

Little Orbit announces plans to create a game based on Mistborn, the bestselling series of epic fantasy novels by author Brandon Sanderson. The Mistborn Website is online for the game, which is expected next year for Windows, Xbox LIVE, and PlayStation Network. Here's word:

Little Orbit revealed today that they will be bringing bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy series Mistborn to games late next year for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and Mac.

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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21. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 29, 2012, 07:20 ShakyJake
 
Brandon Sanderson is an awesome writer, and I especially love how logical and ordered his systems for "magic" are in his books. Even in his finishing The Wheel of Time, you can read him explain the how behind what characters are doing, as opposed to Jordan's "he waved his hand and this happened".

BUT, I've noticed that it seems he just cannot write a genuinely stupid character. It's a minor thing, but some of the supposedly most uneducated characters in his series seem to pontificate far too much. For that matter, most of his characters seem to give off the same feel in how they talk and act, and it's only their differing circumstances that seem to set them apart, rather than personality. In this, I think Jordan was superior. His characters had a lot more life to them, I think.

Also, he was putting those books out at a rate of one a year, until that whole "dying" thing. I'd have a hard time accusing someone of "dicking around" in the face of that, especially when the first seven books were out in six years. Seems like he was moving at a pretty good clip, if you ask me.
 
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20. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 29, 2012, 04:14 eRe4s3r
 
You are really reading the wrong reviews then, this is as far from teen fantasy as it gets. If you call *this* teen-pop fantasy then The Witcher 2 could be called a light hearted novel!

Both things couldn't be further from the truth. Don't trust reviews for books, ever.
 
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19. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 29, 2012, 01:08 eRe4s3r
 
I've read them, am hyped.. but doing the combat of Mistborn in a PC game will be tricky

You burn ingested metals as a sort of magic, the metal reserves themselves being the mana, theres plenty different alloys that do certain things, wrong alloys make you sick.

The setting at least will be awesome. Can't wait to see the Obligators and Inquisitors
 
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18. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 29, 2012, 00:03 Bucky
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 18:55:
You know, kind of like George R.R. Martin, who I also expect to die before he ever finishes The Song of Fire and Ice books.

The Mistborn trilogy was very interesting. His writing got much better in the second and third books. I still prefer Patrick Rothfuss, however.

I refuse to give my time to Martin until he finishes The Song of Ice and Fire series. This includes TV and video game renditions, too. Heck, Steven Erikson wrote the entire Malazan Book of the Fallen series in less time, and I prefer it to Martin's stuff.

Rothfuss is on my radar, but I'm waiting for him to finish the series before I pick it up. At one point I was reading a half dozen book series, none of which was finished. I decided to only start a new series when it's been completed. I've been entertaining myself with short story writers instead, which is a shocking change of pace from epic fantasy.
 
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17. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 21:57 JumboClustered
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 18:55:
The Mistborn trilogy was very interesting. His writing got much better in the second and third books. I still prefer Patrick Rothfuss, however.

What you said. Joe Abercrombie is great, too (for anyone interested).
 
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16. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 20:59 Dmitri_M
 
lol waaa waaa

Excellent.
 
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15. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 20:39 Cutter
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 15:23:
Kobalt wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 14:41:
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 14:00:
Haven't read any of it but from the reviews I've read this seems to be teen-pop fantasy.

Not at all.

Cutter makes a meaningless snap judgement. World dies in shock.

How is it meaningless when it's based on reviews I read. You're a fucking tool, you know that?

And yes, it does sound like absolute drivel. No wonder it appeals to morons like you. You've been long overdue to go on ignore. Done.
 
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14. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 18:55 Agent.X7
 
The difference between Sanderson and Jordan is that Sanderson actually spends a lot of time writing, so he tends to finish books. He has actually written the last of the Wheel of Time books while he was working on three other novels. Jordan spent an inordinate amount of time dicking around and it took him forever to write one damn book.

You know, kind of like George R.R. Martin, who I also expect to die before he ever finishes The Song of Fire and Ice books.

The Mistborn trilogy was very interesting. His writing got much better in the second and third books. I still prefer Patrick Rothfuss, however.
 
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13. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 18:43 Efflixi
 
The Mistborn trilogy is one of my favorite book series of all time. I hope the game can live up to the bar that the books set.  
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12. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 18:08 Slashman
 
Necrophob wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 17:53:
I started reading the Wheel series back in '98 or so, got to book 8, and lost interest. I've picked them up again on my Kindle and am slogging through. The guy knew how to stretch out events that should have taken a few chapters, into multiple books.

Do Sanderson's Wheel of Time books have less mentions of bosoms, pony tail yanking, dress smoothing, and gender stereo types? And do they not build up a plot all through a book only to end the book with an out of no where fight with one of the Forsaken?

I haven't personally gotten to read Sanderson's entries yet, but I have a friend who is a certified Jordan addict and he's told me that most of the annoying long descriptions of how many petticoats women are wearing are pretty much gone. Sanderson seems to get to the heart of matters better than Jordan(although since he's using Jordan's notes, maybe he Jordan was just BSing us for 4 books to see how much he could milk it).

In any case, a lot of stuff that should have happened a while ago has happened according to my friend, so it might be worth giving it a look.
 
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11. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 17:58 Dades
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 14:00:
Haven't read any of it but from the reviews I've read this seems to be teen-pop fantasy.

You read the wrong reviews then, it isnt perfect but its not teen pop by any stretch of the imagination.
 
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10. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 17:53 Necrophob
 
I started reading the Wheel series back in '98 or so, got to book 8, and lost interest. I've picked them up again on my Kindle and am slogging through. The guy knew how to stretch out events that should have taken a few chapters, into multiple books.

Do Sanderson's Wheel of Time books have less mentions of bosoms, pony tail yanking, dress smoothing, and gender stereo types? And do they not build up a plot all through a book only to end the book with an out of no where fight with one of the Forsaken?
 
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9. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 17:47 Slashman
 
Sanderson is the one finishing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and from most accounts he's a bit better at it than Jordan.  
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8. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 16:41 adamj
 
I've read the trilogy and the stand alone novel. I actually think the trilogy is one of the best trilogies I've ever read. Brandon is very creative with his plots and his magic systems. His novels have a lot of unexpected twists and turns. I highly recommend his work.  
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7. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 15:23 Dmitri_M
 
Kobalt wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 14:41:
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 14:00:
Haven't read any of it but from the reviews I've read this seems to be teen-pop fantasy.

Not at all.

Cutter makes a meaningless snap judgement. World dies in shock.
 
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6. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 14:41 Kobalt
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 14:00:
Haven't read any of it but from the reviews I've read this seems to be teen-pop fantasy.

Not at all.
 
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5. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 14:00 Cutter
 
Haven't read any of it but from the reviews I've read this seems to be teen-pop fantasy. It certainly sounds like it, which is a shame because the setting sounds interesting. Regardless, it's going to be a console game anyway so pass.

 
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4. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 13:41 Bucky
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 13:26:
Might be cool. Always nice to see attempts at innovative combat.

I've never heard of the books, has anyone read them?

Yeah, I've read them a couple of times. It's a solid series with one of the more innovative systems of 'magic' that I've seen. It'll be interesting to see how they design the Allomancy system in the game.
 
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3. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 13:37 Necrophob
 
I haven't read this particular series, but this is the guy finishing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.

I read his Way of Kings book, and it was a pretty inventive piece of fantasy. Took me awhile to get into, as I had just come off of reading all the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, etc.) books, and this was more along the high fantasy line than those.
 
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2. Re: Mistborn Announced Mar 28, 2012, 13:36 Techie714 ©
 
Hmmm, never heard of those books either?  
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