SALT LAKE CITY –Epic Games’ Chair Entertainment is pushing the world of Infinity Blade beyond the Unreal Engine 3 game for Apple iPhone 4S and iPad tablets. The game developer has launched Infinity Blade: Awakening, a novella written by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings, Mistborn, The Wheel of Time). The all-new literary adventure delves more deeply into the fantastical fiction of the Infinity Blade video games, to uncover a world of mystery and intrigue where magic and technology are indistinguishable, and even life and death are not what they seem. The Infinity Blade: Awakening novella is available now for $2.99 via the iBookstore. Sanderson talks about the new book and game in the exclusive video interview below.
“An exciting aspect about media in this age is the chance to blend different types of storytelling, blurring the lines between game, novel, and film,” said author Brandon Sanderson. “‘Infinity Blade’ is a great game with real narrative depth hiding beneath its shiny graphics, and I was grateful for the opportunity to express this in prose form and illuminate what had been previously hinted at in the game. I’ve really enjoyed working with Chair to produce something fresh and new that really adds to the experience of Infinity Blade and hopefully changes the view of gaming fiction as a whole.”