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.
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