In December of 2013, TellTale Games uploaded an announcement trailer for Game of Thrones: A TellTale Game Series. The trailer itself (above) doesn’t reveal much of anything related to gameplay, narrative, graphics or storylines for the upcoming game. It does feature music from the HBO hit show (as HBO and TellTale created a partnership for the creation of this game) and teases about a “new chapter beginning in Westeros” sometime in 2014.
Clearly, we’re in the final stretch of 2014 and TellTale has finally posted some prominent information about the game on this early November 11th morning.
The game series starts towards the end of Season 3 and ends near the beginning of Season 5 of the Game of Thrones TV show. Popular locations from the series, The Wall and King’s Landing to name a couple, can and will be key locations while playing. House Forrester, a familiar name in George R. R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons but not yet included in the television series, will also be a big component of the game.
Characters you play will all be from House Forrester and spread out all over Westeros. House Forrester is located in the north by Wolfswood, seated on Ironrath, and have shown great loyalty to House Stark.
Your objective is to the save the house from destruction. Your actions have consequences which are magnified by the five characters you can play as. Telltale states,
“Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones…where you win, or you die.”
TellTale Games director J Stauffer also teased about the release of more information:
More #GameOfThrones info VERY soon, but before that, almost time for the world premiere ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ trailer. Stay close!
— Job J Stauffer (@jobjstauffer) November 11, 2014
Perhaps we’ll get an updated release date? Fingers crossed.
For now, what we do know is the Game of Thrones series will be available to download “soon” on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and more.
As a lover of all things Game of Thrones, I’m excited to see what direction TellTale Games plans to take with this series. They have done amazing things with the beloved The Walking Dead game series and their newer project, The Wolf Among Us. They also have a trailer for the new Tales from the Borderlands series they are working on. In similar style, I expect the Game of Thrones game series to be episode-based and released with a gap between each chapter. But no such details have been stated thus far.