More Game Of Thrones RPG Details Emerge

A few weeks ago, a Game of Thrones Action RPG was announced, which was received with mixed reactions. Today, Focus Home Interactive announced it will be publishing the game in Europe and also revealed some more information.

Along the 30 hours of gameplay offered by “Game of Thrones“, play as Mors, sworn brother of the Night’s Watch, and Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption who is back to Westeros after a long exile. The Hand of King Robert Baratheon has just passed away, and these two charismatic heroes will find themselves dragged in a grand quest that will lead them through familiar and gorgeous places of Westeros, such like the Wall and its region, or the famous King’s Landing.

Now, though the Hand isn’t mentioned it is pretty clear who it is for those who have seen the series or read the books. The Song of Ice and Fire starts with a King’s Hand dead in mysterious circumstances so this gives a reference for where in the timeline the events of the game will take place. Some gameplay mechanics were also revealed.

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In “Game of Thrones“, you will choose the class of your characters, find your fighting style, reach a good balance between your strengths and weaknesses, and get ready for epic battles…Slow the time down during battle to analyze the situation and choose your next moves. In game of thrones, political skills can be as lethal as a sharpen sword, so never underestimate the power of a silver tongue to solve a critical situation.

Now, I don’t know how the slowing down time mechanic will work. Bullet time with swords? I’m sure we’ll learn more about that in the near future.

There’s also some screenshots.

The Game of Thrones RPG is set to release early 2012 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Source: Press Release

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6 Comments

  1. To be fair the game looks infinitely better than in its original guise, hopefully these screens are actual improvements on the gameplay engine and not just culled from its cut-scene engine.

    We can only hope.

    As for the bullet time… well that’s another matter.

  2. I think it would have been good if they had taken the approach Wild Arms (the jrpg for ps1) took and have 3 individual characters from opposite corners of the map whose stories eventually intertwine and become one. And in this case 3 unknown characters.
    I really hope that this doesn’t turn into a Conan type “RPG”….

  3. Hmmm, without venturing too far into spoilers territory, playing as a sworn brother of the Night’s Watch doesn’t exactly give much scope for involving yourself in the political wranglings of Westeros, given their oaths. After the debacle that was Game of Thrones: Genesis, I’m very much in the skeptical camp here.

  4. I’m also a skeptic. Really any tie-in game should be viewed with suspicion and distrust, being the cash-ins that they are. I’m not saying this can only be bad but odds are it probably will be.

  5. I really want this to be a good game, but……

  6. Im also skeptical about this. I want it to be good but it doesnt seem to have been in development long enough. Could be wrong about that but surely it is being developed because of the success of the tv show.

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