Game of Thrones RPG release date confirmed for June 2012
The much-awaited Game of Thrones RPG (coming out in the UK in June 2012 on PC, PS3 and Xbox360) will focus on twisty politics as well as action. We’d go North of the Wall for a copy…
Yes, but has it got Tyrion Lannister in it?
Having already sold over 15 million novels around the world, as well as being made into a critically-acclaimed TV show on HBO®, the vivid fantasy world of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series of novels is now brought to vivid life on console and PC in an action RPG that boasts all the vengeance, allegiance, betrayal and honour fans have come to expect from the series.
Swanky Game of Thrones art book for pre-orders in US / Canada…
Offering a brand new story developed with creative input from Martin himself, the RPG of Game of Thrones will throw players into a rich fantasy environment in a lengthy and involving quest for the famous Iron Throne.
Let’s face it… Having anything to do with the Iron Throne is never a good idea. Quite why you’d want to go on a quest for it is beyond us. A quest to force someone ELSE to sit in it, perhaps…
Playing as either Mors, Sworn Brother of the Night’s Watch, or Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption, players can expect to visit familiar locations from Westeros, such as The Wall and the famous King’s Landing, while well-known faces you’ll encounter include Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider and Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
In Game of Thrones, players have full control of their character’s development – which is what the seasoned RPG gamer has come to expect. Choose your character’s class, develop your own fighting style, strike a balance between your strengths and weaknesses, and take part in epic battles. Find, buy or loot new equipment and weapons to fit your fighting style, and gain experience to improve your abilities.
There will be lots of lovely talking as well as fighting. And carousing. Oh yes.
Best of all… never forget that political skills can be every bit as lethal as a sharpened sword. Players are warned never to underestimate the power of a silver tongue when it comes to solving a critical situation!
- An epic Action/RPG offering an original story based on the best-selling novels, “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin
- Lush, fantasy visuals powered by Unreal Engine 3.
- Visit familiar places and meet well-known characters, faithfully reproduced from the TV series
- Play the game from the viewpoint of two different charismatic characters, each with their own background and skills
- Progress the way you choose: get involved in epic fights, or try to solve explosive situations through dialogue!
Essentially the Game of Thrones RPG sounds like the first Dragon Age but set in the world of George R.R. Martin. GOOD. NO COMPLAINTS THERE FROM US.