Game of Thrones Action RPG Coming From Atlus



ATLUS , in collaboration with HBO and Cyanide Studios, today unveiled North American publishing plans for “Game of Thrones,” an action RPG based on the internationally bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series of books by George R. R. Martin and critically acclaimed HBO television series, Game of Thrones. If you are unfamiliar with either, let me tell you, that it is some of the best fantasy ever written.

Game of Thrones will have an original story written under the supervision of Martin. “Game of Thrones promises to deliver the ultimate interactive role-playing experience for fans. The game is filled with familiar locations straight from the pages of the beloved fantasy saga along with the likeness of some actors portrayed in the series.”

Hit the jump for more info and 3 more screens from this great looking game.

In this 30-plus hour action RPG, players will enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros. As one of two original characters with disparate motivations, both former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion, players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms. Their journey will span numerous quests, during which they will interact with many characters and make key decisions that impact the realm.

Standing before the majesty and bitter isolation of the Wall or walking through the streets and alleys of King’s Landing, players will not simply pass by locations and characters integral to the series; they will explore and interact with them, meeting and learning about the people and history that defines them and their importance. Key decisions and major events will have meaningful impact on Westeros, allowing the player to witness how the game world evolves over time based on their actions or inactions. Moreover, “Game of Thrones” introduces an innovative “active slowdown tactical combat engine” in which combat mirrors the series’ thoughtful approach to war and politics: fighting slows but never stops entirely, forcing the player to make quick, pressured choices before their enemy strikes again.

“Game of Thrones” is currently scheduled to release in early 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. For more information, visit http://gameofthrones-thegame.com. Expect frequent news updates, content additions, and more between now and the game’s release!


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Kane112 on November 9th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    nice cant bloody wait for this

  2. #2 by dragon290513 on November 9th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    say what??? Isnt that Commander Mormont the Bear I see??? OMG I’m having a heart attack right now @.@

  3. #3 by Pedro on November 9th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I haven’t watched the show yet, but I really want to. Perhaps I’ll read the book though, it’s easier.

    Anyway, I’ve only heard good things about it so it’s great news. However, being a RPG fanatic I believe this is the easiest game style to fail to deliver, so they better watch out! Anyway, I’m hoping this is great, I can’t get enough of good RPGs.

  4. #4 by CHEETO on November 9th, 2011

    I have no idea what Game of thrones is lol Man talk about living in the other side of the world. I will probably watch an episode to get the grip of the show and possible to understand what are you all excited about!

  5. #5 by Kane112 on November 9th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    lol the books are a mission to read. Read them all years ago great books but the author takes to damn long to bring out the next one, think it took him like 5 or 6 years to bring out the latest one.

    @Cheeto ye the shows is really good, pretty damn true to the books which is amazing but i will always recommend the books if you are a reader

  6. #6 by wolfkin on November 9th, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    actually

    Pedro: I haven’t watched the show yet, but I really want to. Perhaps I’ll read the book though, it’s easier.Anyway, I’ve only heard good things about it so it’s great news. However, being a RPG fanatic I believe this is the easiest game style to fail to deliver, so they better watch out! Anyway, I’m hoping this is great, I can’t get enough of good RPGs.  

    actually given the extreme depth and complexities of the book i think there is actually room for the game to succeed. I’m not saying Martin should write it.. he writes books not games but with his skeleton you could really flesh out a fully formed game storywise at least. Gameplay is something else but honestly for an RPG it’s often more of a checklist. You can match all the items on the checklist (no random battles I can’t see, etc etc etc) then you can make a game that will be successful. Maybe it won’t set the world on fire but it will be good it will be bought by many and it will be enjoyed and honestly I have to suspect that’s their goal. They’re not shooting for nut in your pants awesome or anything.

  7. #7 by dragon290513 on November 9th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    I just frar he wont live long enough to finish the series at this rate.

  8. #8 by Kane112 on November 9th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    dragon290513: I just frar he wont live long enough to finish the series at this rate.  

    haha too true. Shame if it happens like it did to Robert Jordan

  9. #9 by Sakinah on November 10th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    Another decent looking game coming “early 2012″? The first 3 months of next year is already booked solid with releases.

  10. #10 by BATTLEFACE on November 10th, 2011 [ 265 Points ]

    SICK! I wonder how far they’ll take the story? Will we see the RW? It would be totally awesome to relive that scene in a video game. I can’t wait for this.

  11. #11 by dragon290513 on November 11th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    what is…the RW?

    also I am still a bit skeptical since the dev here is cyanide, the same one who did the not so great RTS GoT Genesis game :(

  12. #12 by wolfkin on November 11th, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    dragon290513: I just fear he wont live long enough to finish the series at this rate.

    yeah we call that Robert Jordaning


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