Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series trailer makes its debut

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series trailer makes its debut

Your first look at the forthcoming episodic PS3/PS4 adventure in action

This trailer is one we’ve been absolutely dying to share for a while now! If you’ve been keeping up with the latest, you’ll already know that Telltale‘s upcoming Game of Thrones series is based on the award-winning HBO television drama, and tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they’re placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

Today we can announce that some cast members of the television series will reprise their roles in the game. While you’ll get to control five members of House Forrester in your story, the series will have you interacting with characters you already know and love (or hate) throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes… as for who and when? That would spoil the surprise!

House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are ‘Iron from Ice’, which echoes their belief that – like the ironwood itself – the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that you’ll need to be mindful of as you play through the season. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones… where you win, or you die.

‘Iron from Ice’, the first of six episodes, will be arriving for download soon on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3… until then, thanks for reading, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Remember the platunim this time lol

    In all seriousness day one buy

  • Sadly have to admit that i’m not going to buy this one, i love GoT and TellTale’s games but i felt cheating after buying TWD2.

    Both TWD 1 & 2 were poorly ported to PS Vita, loading the game takes forever and constantly hangs when anything happens. This was exactly the same for TWD1 and expected it to be fixed and running well on Vita this time… and it didn’t have a platinum too.
    Also there is not even a discount for the PS4 version if you own the Vita version or cross-buy & cross-save like you’d expect.

    This left me with a very dark, greedy and most of all careless image of TellTale.

  • Omg Day one buy from me, you can be sure of it, but reading through there was no mention of price or season pass? And will it be coming to vita?

  • Ugh. I’m sick of this episodic rubbish. It’s just a way to string it out and charge extortionate prices.

  • Looks amazing! As much as I’d love to get this day one, I’m going to wait until all episodes are released. I don’t think I can handle the wait in between. Must have them all at once! lol

  • Soo stoked for this. Winter is coming. Love what you people have been doing, Telltale.

  • You will remember to try and give EU Playstation customers the chance to play these episodes the same week they release everywhere else in the world right?

  • I’ll pass. After you didn’t release the retail copies of TWD Season 1 & 2 and The Wolf Among Us for us European Vita owners and make us wait for weeks.

  • Vita release please!

  • Looking forward to this.. Please tell me there will be a Vita version eventually? :)

  • Shouldn’t need to ask this question, but will TellTale actually be submitting the European version for certification on time with these? Your track record for European releases speaks for itself. Two seasons of TWD and Wolf, of these 15 releases only three were on time, then there’s the Vita, not a single release on time. You didn’t see fit to address this at all during the course of these releases, please address it now.

    While we’re talking about fixing things. Charging an extra 30% for the PS4 version isn’t cool, don’t do it again. Your PS4 ports are just that, ports. A slightly higher resolution doesn’t justify that markup so just make it the usual £4 per episode and leave it at that.

    • I rented the ps4 version to see what was different about it as I already bought ps3 and vita so was not paying to triple dip.

      First off its EXACTLY the same as ps3 version right down to that stupid pausing issue so there is no reason at all for the mark up other than devs just seem to think its OK to charge more on next gen.

      If there’s extra content then fair enough but not for the same thing.

      As much as I said in post one its a day one buy if its priced higher on ps4 than it is on ps3 I’ll just wait it out for a discount

  • It’s finally happening! This’ll be a day 1 purchase for me.

  • Honestly, I stopped reading at the word “Episodic”

    Episodic, Freemium, Season Passes, Day One and On-Disc DLC. These are the kind of business practices that are killing the modern gaming industry.

    Instead of great gaming experiences, we have companies making full games, then ripping them into little pieces and selling us the lot over a period of time for a combined total of 3 or 4 times the price of a complete game. Destiny has to be the worst example of this horrendous practice, but others are getting close and it’s not a direction anyone should want gaming to take.

    Is this what we want PSN to be like in a few years – nothing but Freemium garbage filled with microtransactions and bits of games sold for the price of a whole one that you collect over time, like one of those ‘assemble your own model’ magazine series that leave you feeling ultimately ripped off after you’ve finally acquired the last piece.

    Contrast that with the likes of Skyrim (okay, after they’d ironed out all the bugs,) where Bethesda released a fully featured, complete game that garnered critical acclaim and the love of millions of fans, and only when it had proved itself as a stadalone product did they add full expansion packs to it that weren’t required but really did add to the enjoyment of the product as a whole. This is how you do DLC and content released over time.

    Please, no more of this ‘Episodic’ business.

    • Sorry, but Skyrim should *never* be invoked as an example of games development done right. Let’s look at the actual facts.

      Following being rightly crucified for their last game being powered by a broken engine that was literally unplayable on the PS3, they renamed their engine and claimed it was new.

      PS promo materials, video and screenshots were all taken on a PC running a custom build.

      The game clearly wasn’t even designed to run on the PS3 let alone optimised for it.

      The 1.02 patch that was allegedly supposed to fix the frame rate issues on PS3 didn’t actually do anything. Well, it made dragons fly backwards and made armour rating no longer apply to damage calculation, effectively breaking the game.

      The 1.04 patch that added compatibility for the first DLC on 360 was withheld from PS3 for two months despite containing crucial bug fixes.

      The DLC, was again a timed exclusive for Xbox. When that exclusivity came to an end and the DLC still hasn’t been mentioned Bethesda were incredibly reluctant to admit that the DLC wouldn’t even install.

      Even the Sony ICE Team couldn’t make that abortion of a game run to an acceptable standard, though they did finally get the DLC to install.

      When Bethesda finally did make the DLC available, some nine months later, it was priced 40% above the the 360 price.

      In short, the development of Skyrim was a disaster. A master class in how to properly screw over an entire install base but somehow come out okay thanks to media manipulation and people excusing every screw up because the game is, allegedly, “so big” (in terms of map size and number of entities, its actually Bethesda second smallest RPG after Fallout 3)

  • Another Telltale Games’ game I need to import from NA to play it on time? ;)

    Reasons I love your games is because of excellent writing and art styles of both TWD and TWAU. Game engine has serious troubles at times and because of that games feel clunky as… games. As stories your games are excellent, but as games they are medicore. Reason why I’m getting ‘Iron from Ice’ day one is, well, it’s a goddamn Telltale Games’ game and based on the goddamn Game of Thrones, it HAS to be great. You guys have always made honor to original material as best as you could, and after success of TWD and TWAU you should have resources enough to make this game a masterpiece.

    Bring it on. Let the heads roll as All Men Must Die.

  • I’ll buy it, I can’t get into the tv show.. it’s kind of like a boring soap opera but with a medieval twist and boobs to keep men interested. Still, people feel smart for sticking with it *shrug*. I’m sure Telltale will do it justice while giving us the illusion of choice and control as they usually do.

  • Must buy for me.

    Would be great a cross-gen buy PS3-4 as this comes out in a period of transiction for me at least :P

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