Mistborn: Birthright is an western RPG that has caught my attention and not for a reason it is an RPG cause the fact it was a western RPG would have made me turn away, but for a reasonthat you would suspect. There is one reason and one reason only this game is even on my wishlist. That is because I have read Brandon Sandersons book Mistborn and own 3 of the 4 books in the series. Mistborn
Birthright is a prequal to the first book and is set during the early stages of the Final Empire. Apparently you are playing as the arrogant noble, who must prove is worth (I have a problem with this). The story and Dialouge is being written by no other than the author, Brandon Sanderson himself. All I no is it is a Action RPG and judging from the combat that he has created in the books this could make for a very entertaining use of magic. i'll break it down for you in a description.
The Magic used is called Allomancy, the user can burn metals and in doing so they are given special abilties, such as being able to pull on Iron and push on steel, one might use this to scale a building. You can burn pewter, to streanghten the body, making an otherwise painful wound feel less painful, this has its drawbacks but comes in handy, you can also push your limits, like run a distance that your body could not otherwise handle. You have people who can track other allomancy users I forget there names and then you have a smoker who can block this effect. There are many different types of metals one can use for various things. Allomancers are divided into tow groups of classifications. you have mistlings and mistborns. Mistlings are only allowed to burn one of the metals and no other metal they swallow will have any effect. Mistborns (which are very rare) can burn any one of these metals and a given time. Lets break it down this way if you get into a fight with a mistborn you might want to run. Mistborns use the iron pulling and steel pushing in combat in very unique ways. With such a unique set of abilites the game could be don well but at the same time things could go wrong, it is set for a 2013 Release, in the mean time for those of you who are interested here are the books that have been written by this author inside the Mistborn series. He is also the one who has written the last 3 books in the Wheel of Time Series.
Mistborn: The Final Empire
Mistborn: Well of Acension
Mistborn: The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: Alloy of Law (this is just a spinoff novel set in the same world years in the future not nesseserly connected to the books listed above)