A release trailer is here for The Pillars of the Earth, a new video game adaptation of the Ken Follett historical novel of the same name.
The game—which is actually an interactive novel—features a beautiful animated look, and will be released in three separate parts, or “books.” Each of these three parts will consist of seven chapters.
Continue below to read more about it and watch the trailer.
ABOUT THE GAME
Based on Ken Follett’s world-bestseller, “˜The Pillars of the Earth’ retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel is released in three ‘books’, containing 7 chapters each. There will be a season pass that includes access to all three books, which will be automatically added to your Steam library on the date of release.
12th century, England: In a time of great poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and security for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Philip the monk becomes prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised in the woods by his outlawed mother. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a gifted master builder. Together with the disgraced noblewoman Aliena, Jack and Philip begin the construction of one of the greatest cathedrals England will ever see.
Book 1 of The Pillars of the Earth, titled “From Ashes,” is out now for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4. Book 2, “Sowing the Wind,” and Book 3, “Eye of the Storm,” will be released at later dates.
This isn’t the first adaptation of Follett’s book. Back in 2010, a tremendous miniseries was released starring Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Rufus Sewell, Alison Pill, Sam Claflin, Kate Dickie, Donald Sutherland, and more.
On September 12, 2017, Viking will publish Follett’s newest book, A Column Of Fire, the second sequel to the novel The Pillars of the Earth.
The best-seller The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett has been turned into a game – an interactive novel that you can experience and also influence yourself. The Pillars of the Earth – out now on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One and PS4!