Who remembers reading the Fighting Fantasy books all those years ago? I had always wondered why someone never turned them into video games, or interactive fiction. Looks like someone finally has. Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death will be released on the PSN. I wonder what compromises they’ll make as well as how the combat system will play out. I’m curious to see how this project will turn out. We’ll have more information as we get it.


From the press release:

    Laughing Jackal are pleased to announce the arrival of a gaming legend to PlayStation minis http://www.laughingjackal.co.uk/post/gather-round-the-fire.

    The Fighting Fantasy series of roleplaying gamebooks has sold more than 16million copies worldwide and Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death is considered one of the most controversial books in the series

    Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death will be coming soon to PlayStation Minis and will include a new tile-based combat system as well as the classic dice based system the fans know and love, so players can experience the classic gaming book in a whole new way.

    Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death also features a wealth of other features which build on the books. A 3D interface brings the book to life, an all-new Log book will now show you every previous journey through the game, preventing any unnecessary backtracking, and a Bios book will give you inside information on all the game book’s characters, items and weaponry. New Character Creation, Luck and Skill test systems are also on hand to enhance the experience on PSN, keeping the old rule set but presenting things to the fans in a new and exciting way.

    So, be sure to return to the warmth of Laughing Jackal’s hearth again soon… more details will be forthcoming, for those adventurers willing to brave the journey to Orb, and the quest for the Talisman!

    Established in 2005 Laughing Jackal are the developer of Playstation Minis such as Duael Invaders, Stellar Attack, Ace Armstrong Vs. The Alien Scumbags, Vibes and of course Cubixx. We are currently working on a PlayStation Minis conversion of the Fighting Fantasy series of books and our first PlayStation 3 game Cubixx HD which will be coming soon to PSN.