Fighting Fantasy bearing down on DS

Classic series of interactive role-playing books resurfaces as Aspyr preps Warlock of Firetop Mountain for Nintendo handheld.

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The Fighting Fantasy series of books is a natural fit for gaming, as the dozens of diverse entries in the franchise spiced its prose with Choose Your Own Adventure-style interactivity and Dungeons & Dragons-esque dice-driven battles. However, the franchise's last foray into games was the critically panned Deathtrap Dungeon for the PC and the original PlayStation.

Contrary to popular belief, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
Contrary to popular belief, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.

Now the franchise is set for a second stab at gaming glory. Aspyr Media today announced Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain for the DS. Set for release this October, the action role-playing game will adapt the original book in the series, which sees players seek out a sinister mage within the Dwarven Firetop Mountain Keep.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is being developed by London, Ontario-based Big Blue Bubble. The company's previous efforts for the DS include Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier, I Spy Fun House, Animal Genius, and Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's first impressions of Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

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