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When you think of Fighting Fantasy books, you probably remember solitary dungeon romps with your trusty d6s in tow and pining for the love of another human being. Good times. Gamebooks like The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, City of Thieves, and the Sorcery! books replaced my parents for a good chunk of my adolescence and it seems these books can’t stop being brought back to life on our phones and tablets. Heck, we just had a new version of Warlock of Firetop Mountain land a month or two ago, and the Sorcery! saga was brought to life in ways my pimply-faced self couldn’t have imagined thirty years ago.
Nomad Games, creators of digital Talisman, have joined forces with Fighting Fantasy to bring some of these old titles back to life. They’re not doing it with stodgy pages and, you know, reading. Blech! Instead, they’ve added dice and cards and are turning the whole thing into a boardgame-esque romp.
We don’t know much, but we know way more than we did last week when Nomad dropped nothing but a six second teaser on us. It was the worst case of digital blue balls since we were told 7 Wonders would be launching in the spring of 2015. First of all, Nomad has released a proper trailer that manages to not say much more than the six-second one, but at least it’s longer:
Oh, and it has chanting, which is essential if anyone is going to take your fantasy seriously.
We also know that it’s replacing the gamebook with cards and dice and what appears to be a good ol’ fashioned dungeon crawl. Yee-haw! We don’t know a ton more at this point, other than whatever Fighting Fantasy Legends turns out to be it will be covering the books City of Thieves, Warlock of Firetop Mountain (yep, again), and The Citadel of Chaos. We also know they won’t be arriving until some time this summer, but will be arriving it on any platform you can think of, however. PC/Mac/Linux, iOS, and Android are all covered.
Nomad dropped us some screens, so take a gander at these and we’ll pass along any new info as we get it.