Finally tonight, Chair Entertainment has announced that they've acquired the rights to create video games based on the "Battle Room" in Orson Scott Card's classic sci-fi novel, Ender's Game. According to the press release, the game will begin development later this year for all next-gen consoles, handhelds, and the PC. The first title is expected to be released via downloadable
platforms, but no release date was given. Here's a couple quotes from the guys in charge:
"I have been a huge fan of Ender's Game since I was ten years old, so it is a true honor for our team to be entrusted with creating the first video game inspired by this classic story," said Donald Mustard, creative director at Chair Entertainment Group. "Our goal is to create an authentic Ender's Game experience that delivers awesome gameplay and can be enjoyed by both longtime fans and gamers new to the series."
"From the moment I started working with Donald Mustard and his team at Chair, I knew that these were the guys I wanted to do the first Ender's Game video game," said Orson Scott Card. "It's not enough to slap the Ender's Game name on just any game - it has to be exciting, memorable, and endlessly replayable. Chair shares my understanding of this and I am looking forward to working with them to ensure the game is as authentically Enderish as possible."
You can check out the full press release right here.