Complete Console Line-Up and MMORPG Based on Robert Jordan's Fantasy
Series in the Works
Los Angeles, Calif- Nov 12, 2008 Red Eagle Games is bursting on to the
digital- entertainment scene, launching its new Los Angeles based videogame
publishing studio with the rights to one of the most popular and beloved fantasy
epics of all times-Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series.
A Wheel of Time feature-film production is planned with Red Eagle
Entertainment's executives Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon as producers, and
now Red Eagle is unveiling plans to bring Jordan's fantasy universe to life via
two distinct lines of interactive entertainment.
A line of stand-alone Wheel of Time games is planned for release on all major
videogame platforms, including consoles, personal computers, handheld systems
and wireless devices. In addition, Red Eagle will launch and operate a massively
multiplayer online role-playing game encompassing the themes, characters and
world of the Wheel of Time novels.
The rich details of Jordan's meticulously crafted series have captivated readers
since 1990, when The Eye of the World, the first book in the series, was
published. Eleven additional books, including one prequel, have since been added
to the series and have consistently appeared on the New York Times Bestseller
List with the last four of his novels in the series debuting at No. 1. Jordan
passed away in 2007 at the age of 58, but a final book, A Memory of Light, will
be finished by fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson using notes and a partial draft
left withJordan's wife and editor, Harriet Rigney, and is expected to be
published in fall 2009 by Tor Books.
"I am confident in Red Eagle Games' ability to capture the timeless appeal of
The Wheel of Time story as they adapt its characters and themes into this new
electronic medium," Rigney said. "I expect fans of the series will be delighted
by these new interactive additions to the Wheel of Time universe."
Jordan's wildly popular books have been translated into 24 languages, and have
sold about 44 million copies worldwide. In addition, the series has a vast
global on-line community of tens of thousands of dedicated fan Web sites.
"There are few properties as well-loved and influential as Robert Jordan's Wheel
of Time series," said Rick Selvage, chairman and president of Red Eagle
Entertainment. "The Wheel of Time books have captured the imagination of
millions of readers around the world, and we expect our interactive recreations
of Jordan's complex universe to garner a similar level of devotion and
About Red Eagle Entertainment
Red Eagle Entertainment is a Malibu production company with a focus on adapting
Robert Jordan's celebrated fantasy epic "The Wheel of Time" into high-quality
filmed entertainment and interactive video games. Founded in 2003 by Rick
Selvage and Larry Mondragon, Red Eagle Entertainment is producing a live-action
motion picture based upon the "The Eye of the World," the first novel in The
Wheel of Time series. In addition, Red Eagle Entertainment is the driving force
behind the recent launch of Red Eagle Games, a new video game studio undertaking
the transformation of Jordan's literary masterpiece into video games for the
personal computer, game consoles, mobile and wireless devices, and online play.