EA signs Wheel of Time games

Big backing for the book-based fantasies.

EA Partners has signed on to distribute the Wheel of Time games based on the popular Robert Jordan fantasy novels.

Last year it emerged that Red Eagle Entertainment would be adapting Jordan's universe into a series of films and games, including an MMO.

EA Partners, which works with the likes of Valve, id and MTV/Harmonix, will distribute the MMO alongside a line of standalone games on all major platforms - helping them get "a blockbuster launch on the global stage", according to EA's David DeMartini.

Red Eagle is setting up its own game production facility to make the games in-house. It's an ambitious project for a newcomer to game development, but EA clearly has faith. Do you?

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