Daedalic Entertainment has released a new teaser trailer of its upcoming game adaption of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth — appropriately titled Pillars of the Earth. News of the adaption has been floating around for quite some time, but information and details have been quite scarce.
The game-adaption of the world-bestseller The Pillars of the Earth is a co-operative project between Daedalic Entertainment and Bastei Lübbe. The game will be more than just complementary media to the book and will instead retell the story in a new, interactive way. A team of more than 35 people is currently working on the game.
So what’s it all about? Well, here’s a story overview from Daedalic itself:
England, 12th century: Philip the monk becomes Prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised by his outlawed mother in the woods. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a great architect. Soon, his steps lead him to Kingsbridge where he will build one of the greatest cathedrals England has ever seen. Aliena and Richard have to survive on their own, after the sibling’s father, the Earl of Shiring, has been incarcerated and murdered. Aliena vows to make her brother the rightful heir and Earl of Shiring. Like Jack, their way leads them to Kingsbridge. Aliena puts her expertise as a tradeswoman to good use, supporting the cathedral’s construction and falls in love with Jack. But Kingsbridge and its people are in grave danger. Philip’s rivals, Bishop Waleran and Wiliam, 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.
Pillars of Earth is set to release sometime in 2017, at the same time the third novel of the Kingsbridge-Series will be published. It will be available worldwide on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and mobile devices.
You check out the new teaser trailer below — the first one is the “adult” version, the second is the “family friendly” version.