The Pillars of the Earth – Now Available for Xbox One & PlayStation 4

The Pillars of the Earth – Now Available for Xbox One & PlayStation 4

Kalypso Media is excited to announce that Daedalic Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed and stunningly animated interactive novel The Pillars of the Earth is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 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. 

Based on Ken Follett’s world-bestseller, The Pillars of the Earth retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel is separated into three distinct ‘books’, containing seven chapters each. The physical retail version includes access to all three books, bringing the entire saga together in one thrilling package.

12th century, England: In a time of great poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and security for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Philip the monk becomes prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised in the woods by his outlawed mother. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a gifted master builder. Together with the disgraced noblewoman Aliena, Jack and Philip begin the construction of one of the greatest cathedrals England will ever see.


    • One of the most successful novels of all time, now adapted as a three-part videogame series
    • Change events from the novel and influence the fates of its characters
    • Follow an epic of war, conspiracies and romance spanning over 30 years
    • Three different playable characters: Jack the outsider, Aliena the noblewoman and Philip the monk
    • Brings the 12th century to life with over 200 hand-painted backgrounds
    • Fully animated in a unique 2D style
    • Optimized for use with controller and mouse
    • Orchestral Soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague
    • Full voice over in English and German, featuring Glen McCready as Philip, Naomi Sheldon as Aliena and Cody Molko and Alex Jordan as the young and adult Jack

    > With a special appearance by Ken Follett as the voice of the Cantor

Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth is out now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One across North America.


Launch Trailer:

Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth – Teaser #1:


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