Penguin recently announced that it's teaming up with video game creator Ubisoft to release a novel based on the popular game Assassin's Creed. What's next? Games based on revered novels? The London Times has some entertaining premises after the jump.
JANE EYRE: GOLD DIGGER
Charlotte Brontë’s classic gets a Tomb Raider-style makeover. Instead of a pneumatic Home Counties babe hunting for treasure, a frumpy northern lass must pull a rich landowner. First unseat Mr Rochester from his horse by dodging left and right, Frogger-style, until he falls. Then find the fire buckets concealed around Thornfield to douse flames as they erupt from the bed. Finally out The Mad Bitch in the Attic to rescue Mr Rochester and win the game.
LUST 'N DUST
D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love translates as a Street Fighter style beat-’em-up. Customise your avatar to play Gerald Crich or Rupert Birkin and wrestle for supremacy in a front of a roaring fireplace. Finally, against a stunning alpine backdrop, take down the evil feminist boss “Gudrun.”
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