The Pillars of the Earth – Retail Edition Announced

The Pillars of the Earth – Retail Edition Announced

Kalypso Media is excited to announce that it will be releasing the physical retail edition of Daedalic Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed and stunningly animated new interactive novel The Pillars of the Earth for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in international export territories.

Based on Ken Follett’s best-selling novels of the same name, The Pillars of the Earth brings the renowned historical novel to life with full voiceover in English and German (including a special cameo from Ken Follett himself), an orchestrated soundtrack and a vivid, intricate art style that includes over 200 hand-painted backgrounds.

Fans of the books and newcomers alike will delight in guiding three playable characters through the 30-year tale, influencing and even changing the outcome of the original books with their decision-making. Separated into three episodic ‘books’, chapter one of the adventure will be available immediately when the title launches, with the remaining two chapters delivered as free updates at a later date.

Kalypso Media will distribute The Pillars of the Earth in the U.S. and Brazil on October 17th, 2017. The Pillars of the Earth will launch across the UK, Ireland, Nordics, South Africa, Portugal, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Greece, Baltics, Eastern Europe (excluding Poland), Benelux, Italy and France with a release date of September 22nd, 2017.


  • A thousand-page novel, adapted as a videogame across 21 chapters
  • Change events from the novel and influence the fates of its characters
  • Faithful rendition of the 12th century with over 200 hand painted backgrounds
  • Three main playable protagonists, with two extra playable characters
  • Orchestral soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague


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