Any sci-fi geek worth his or her salt will have heard of Orson Scott Card's magnificent Ender's Game
series. (The original happens to be one of this blogger's favorite books.)
For those of you unfamiliar with the story, let's catch up. Ender's Game
tells the tale of the young prodigy, Ender Wiggin, who must prepare to save the word by training at Battle School. Ender's training consists of (what else?) playing games -- intense, simulated battles that involve a lot of strategy and tactics.
It was only a matter of time before a game about a book about playing games was made, and we couldn't think of a better way to do it than with Orson Scott Card's novel. Chair Entertainment (developer of XBLA 's Undertow
) recently signed the rights to the series, and plan to (eventually) make the title for all consoles and handhelds.
While games based on licenses have a tendency to fall short of our expectations, we're somewhat comforted to know that Orson Scott Card is "working with [Chair Entertainment] to ensure the game is as authentically Enderish as possible," as he puts it.
We only hope that this title actually appears on our favorite handheld, and doesn't turn into DS vaporware like some others
that we know. If it does
come out on the DS, though, it probably won't be until after the game releases onto downloadable platforms first (which we assume will include Wii Ware, too).
[Via Games Industry