Due for release next year, the role-player is based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, as well as the recent HBO television adaptation. Game of Thrones is in the works for PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as PC, and is considered “the most ambitious project” that Cyanide has taken on.
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Built using the Unreal Engine, and with storyline help from George R.R. Martin himself, Game of Thrones is set to throw gamers deep into one of the most impressive universes medieval fantasy has seen in years.
Cédric Lagarrigue, CEO of Focus Home Interactive explains:
Cyanide realized a truly admirable work on Game of Thrones. The game is faithful to the unique ambiance found in George R.R. Martin’s novels. The narration, the artistic direction, the pace of the game and its realization make it one of the most exciting role-playing games to come in 2012.
Cyanide has promised us an experience as both Mors – a sworn brother of the Night’s Watch – and Alester, a Red Priest who has returned to Westeros after a long exile, currently in search of redemption.
The Hand of King Robert Baratheon has just died (no prizes for guessing how), and these two new heroes have been dropped right into a plot which will take in the well-trodden paths and deep forests of Westeros. Visit the Wall or drop in on King’s Landing – pay a visit to Varys the Spider, Queen Cersei or Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
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Just because the characters have been created for you, doesn’t mean they’re not customisable. Choose your own class, find your fighting style, and experiment a little with strengths and weaknesses before you find your footing. New equipment is there to be found, bought or stolen, and every bit of experience you gain will help you gain new skills.
…and those skills aren’t all with a sword: Never underestimate the power of a silver tongue in some critical situations.
So – will you win, or will you die? There is no middle ground…