Telltale Games’ latest project, set in the brutal fantasy world of G.R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, will debut earlier than expected: this year, in fact.
According to Telltale’s PR specialist, Laura Perusco, the Game of Thrones spin-off will be available to download during Q4 2014:
@RatedR2012 No specific release date announced yet, but I can confirm that the season IS premiering later this year. :)
— Laura Perusco (@lauraperusco) October 24, 2014
Considering how little we’ve heard about the game, we’re even more curious to see what Telltale has been up to having just finished work on both The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Wolf Among Us. Bar a couple of vague teasers, we’ve literally seen nothing – not even a screenshot. With that said, it’s fair to predict that Telltale won’t be moving away from its trademark story-driven formula.
Up until now, games based on the popular novels and TV show have been fairly hit and miss. Following the release of a mediocre strategy game, Cyanide (Styx: Master of Shadows) launched an RPG back in 2012 that also fell short of the mark. This year, however, we saw Game of Thrones: Ascension arrive on mobile devices. Though a decent game, fans have been pining for a proper adaptation from the industry’s established roster of acclaimed studios. We can only hope that Telltale delivers, despite the overwhelming pressure.