Recently, German publisher and developer Daedalic Entertainment released — via Polygon — a healthy slab of new Ken Follett’s: The Pillars of Earth gameplay footage.
For those that don’t know: Ken Follett’s: The Pillars of Earth is a medieval 2D interactive thriller and the game-adaption of the world-bestselling book, The Pillars of the Earth. In development for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux, the game is set to release in three parts (each containing seven chapters), the first of which is coming sometime in August. Part 2 and Part 3 currently don’t have release dates; however, if you purchase Part 1, then you automatically get Part 2 and Part 3 when they come out. More information on said parts will be shared at Gamescom later this year.
Here’s an overview of the game via Daedalic:
Set in 12th century England, a time of great poverty and war, “The Pillars of the Earth” takes place in the fictional town of Kingsbridge as it begins the construction of a Cathedral to assure wealth and security for its people. Philip, a monk, becomes the prior of Kingsbridge abbey. Jack, an ambitious architect, is commissioned to build the village cathedral. Aliena and her younger brother Richard, have to survive on their own; after their father, the Earl of Shiring, is incarcerated and murdered. Meanwhile, Prior Philip’s rivals, Bishop Waleran and William Hamleigh, a vengeful noble rejected by Aliena, see the town and its rise to importance as a thorn in their flesh. They want to see Kingsbridge burn.
- A thousand-page novel, adapted as a videogame across 21 chapters
- Change events from the novel and influence the fates of its characters
- Faithful rendition of the 12th century with over 200 hand painted backgrounds
- Three main playable protagonists, with two extra playable characters
- Orchestral soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague
As mentioned above, recently some new gameplay footage has emerged. More specifically gameplay footage that takes place in a forest outside the town of Kingsbridge.
A price-point for the game has yet to be divulged. Below, you can check out the new gameplay footage: