The Choose Your Own Adventure series of books were hugely popular throughout the 80s and 90s thanks to their innovative second-person narratives which the player controlled. Games Workshop founders Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy series of books built upon the solid foundation of Choose Your Own Adventure by adding RPG-style stats and dice-rolling, adding an element of luck to the adventure.
There have been a number of video game adaptations of the Fighting Fantasy books over the years across platforms ranging from the ZX Spectrum to the iPhone and even the Kindle. UK developer Laughing Jackal has announced that it's going to be joining the fray later this year with a PlayStation Minis version of Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death, coming for PS3 and PSP.
Rather than a straight menu-driven version of the text, Laughing Jackal's version features a 3D interface, a log book detailing previous journeys through the game, the ability to look up biographical information on the game's characters and a brand new tile-based combat system as well as the original dice-based mechanic. Laughing Jackal also promises new character creation and skill test systems to keep the old rule set intact while presenting things in a "new and exciting way."
The developer promises more details -- including a release date, hopefully --"soon."
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Fighting Fantasy Comes to PlayStation Minis