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Laughing Jackal Announces New PSN Exclusive

So so retro.

Duæl Invaders/Cubixx HD developer, Laughing Jackal, has announced a video game port of Jackson and Livingstone’s classic pen n’ paper RPG, Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death.

If you’re too young (or simply not cool enough) to remember the FF series, they were a long line of solo role-playing books, presenting players with numerous navigation/puzzle options, each marked with a different page number.

Talisman of Death is said to one of the more controversial of Jackson and Livingstone’s works; despite soon becoming a best-selling series, the books were subject to extreme criticism from religious groups, slating ToD and other titles as being “work of the devil.”

The game will release as part of the PSN’s “minis” collection, with a release date and trailer due in the coming weeks.

Source: Press Release

  1. XisTG
    Since: May 2010

    I had to search the web to find out what that was… then came to the conclusion we had those in Portugal, it’s just that the covers were waaaayyy different :)
    I still have a couple of them. This is one of my favourites: http://c6.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/i/bdb053a28/7363030_Faek5.jpeg
    I remember that number 10 (there was a massive massion with a vampire in it) was also good :)

    I never played with the dices though.

    Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 15:21.
    • anthro
      Since: Apr 2011

      I think that one you linked to was called something like ‘Island of the Lizard King’, and it was great!
      I loved all the FF books – looking forward to this.

      Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 17:34.
  2. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    Turn to page 18 – You are dead.

    Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 15:47.
    • Kovacs
      Since: Dec 2009

      I see your delivery is living up to your acerbic namesake, Mr. Boyle.

      Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 15:50.
    • hazelam
      Since: Feb 2009

      nuh uh, i kept my finger in the last page, i just went to page 18 to see what would have happened if i chose to go left, but i went right. :P

      Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 16:03.
    • TSBonyman
      Since: Dec 2009

      I bought one second hand and page 18 was torn out. Made it too easy..

      Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 16:55.
  3. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    i used to love those book, i still have like forty of them packed away somewhere.

    i’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

    Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 16:22.
  4. topshot09
    Since: Nov 2010

    work of the devil??? i’m definetly buying it

    Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 17:05.
  5. mrfodder
    Since: Nov 2009

    This was originally announced about 8 months ago. Having been waiting patiently ever since.

    Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 17:09.
  6. Foxhound
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009


    Comment posted on 22/07/2011 at 19:12.
  7. Deathbrin
    Since: Aug 2009

    I love the image.

    Comment posted on 24/07/2011 at 13:53.
  8. Kevatron400
    Drake, baby.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Nice! We had this one when I was a kid. Great fun.

    Comment posted on 25/07/2011 at 11:07.