Fighting Fantasy preorder comes with nerd ’em up book

I’m very much looking forward to Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Readers will know that I have fond memories of the book upon which it is based, and so it is with much delight that I spread the word of the game’s nifty preorder bonus — a copy of that very same book.

Preorders will come with a reissued copy of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. For those unfamiliar with Fighting Fantasy, it’s basically a dungeon crawler nerd’s version of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Instead of merely choosing where to go, players will have HP, stats, and will need to roll dice to engage in combat. They’re pretty bloody good books, and the very first one in the series will be owned by any who places an order for the game.

The offer is limited, so if you think for some reason there might be a rush for this, you better go place an order quickly. Now I need to stomp and kick and whine and hope that the publishers will just send me one. GIMMEH!

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AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 29, 2009 – Aspyr Media and GameStop have teamed on an exclusive GameStop pre-order item for Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain for Nintendo DS™. Savvy gamers who reserve Fighting Fantasy will receive a copy of the re-released book that goes by the same name. The first in the hit series, this will be the only way to get the book in the U.S. With this special pre-order, North American gamers will experience the original Fighting Fantasy on both paper and Nintendo DS. Pre-orders can be made online at www.gamestop.com or in-store.

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a first-person RPG experience that draws directly from the pages of the original book. Customize your character from the start and work your way through the dreaded Firetop Mountain keep. Staying true to the original print version, you’ll be offered questions in the course of your quest that will ultimately affect the outcome of your adventure – it’s up to you which path you take every step of the way. There’s danger around every corner, with a multitude of enemies, traps and treasure! How will you decide to navigate this maze of tunnels to reach the treasure of Zagor, the Warlock of Firetop Mountain?

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain ships this Oct., so make sure to get out there and pre-order today! This is a limited time offering, and once the books are gone – they’re gone for good!

Jim Sterling