Game Of Thrones RPG Details Emerge

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Game Of Thrones RPG Details Emerge

Not only will the Game of Thrones RPG include new characters (who might be included in the books), but the game will provide an in-depth look at the world of Westeros.

While the existence of a Game of Thrones RPG has been known for a while, details have been pretty scarce up until now. Cyanide Studio, which is working with publisher Atlus on the game, today released a trailer and a lot of information about the title. I'm not going to lie: The game look like it could very well make up for the disappointment that was Game of Thrones: Genesis.

The game will have you playing as Mors Westfold and Alester Sarwyck, two original characters who don't appear in the novels (though George R. R. Martin has said he might mention them and/or the game's storyline in his later books). Mors is a sworn brother in the Night's Watch, while Alester is a Red Priest. The two characters proceed along parallel stories that players will switch between, and it sounds like they'll play very differently from each other:

Mors is a skinchanger and can slip into his dog to find secret paths or to listen in on conversations, and he can even follow a character's tracks through scent. Alester is a red priest who can set fire on his sword using wildfire, he can look into the flames to find secrets, at higher levels, can use certain fire-based magic.

While Mors and Alester have set appearances (which, admittedly, look pretty good as rendered by the Unreal Engine), it's being reported that their abilities and fighting styles are extremely customizable. Finally, the game sounds like it's going to be pretty substantial, with a story that crosses much of Westeros including The Wal and King's Landing. Players will meet characters like Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider, and Jeor Mormont (Lord Commander of the Night's Watch).

You can visit the RPG's official site here. Exactly when game is set to launch hasn't been revealed yet, though "early 2012" seems to be the projected date; the RPG will be available for PC, PS3, and 360. The overall length is expected to be somewhere around 30 hours of gameplay, though it remains to be seen how much of this time will be spent slapping Joffrey Baratheon in the face.

Source: Eurogamer and Coming Soon Cinemas

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Wait a second, was that George RR Martin in the trailer??

Yup! I was wondering if anyone else noticed that.

Wiiiicked.

I am pretty stoked they're getting this one done, only time will tell if it will be any good. Doi.

*Places hands together and falls to his knees in prayer that this game will be good*

Please make this game good. For all things in the universe, make it good!

"Thwart the plot that threatens the kingdom" heavily implies that there is only one plot. This is silly talk. There are at least 13 plots threatening the kingdom in the first book alone.

30 hours? I was hoping it would be open-world. Unless they are just referring to the main story campaign.

Eh. Seeing how every single lower-budget western RPG has turned out this year, and after Genesis, I'm not getting my hopes up. I expect to be not at all surprised when it gets average reviews for being too short and having repetitive combat.

Unless it ends up being awesome, but hey, the only way I'll be surprised is in a good way.

vansau:
Players will meet characters like Queen Cersei

Soooo, Queen Cersei. We meet at last... :)

beefpelican:
"Thwart the plot that threatens the kingdom" heavily implies that there is only one plot. This is silly talk. There are at least 13 plots threatening the kingdom in the first book alone.

Indeed. And you get to foil one of them. What I'd like to know is how they'll fit it into the existing books without making it meaningless. Also, kinda feels like a forgone conclusion...

Phlakes:
Eh. Seeing how every single western RPG that doesn't have Bioware or Bethesda (EDIT: Yeah, Dragon Age 2, whatever, moving on) attached to it has turned out this year, and after Genesis, I'm not getting my hopes up. I expect to be not at all surprised when it gets average reviews for being too short and having repetitive combat.

Unless it ends up being awesome, but hey, the only way I'll be surprised is in a good way.

The Witcher 2 is great, though it's not for everyone. :)

Ugh. I'm calling it folks, this game will either be a complete flop, or disappointingly average.

Let's hope it's as good as The Witcher 2 supposedly is (I haven't played it yet). It's the only other successful book-to-game adaptation I've heard of. And GoT even looks a bit like The Witcher 2 (without all the sex).

Darth_Dude:
Ugh. I'm calling it folks, this game will either be a complete flop, or disappointingly average.

You must be psychic.
Kidding. It does feel a bit "war in the north" doesn't it?
It wasn't rushed to go along with the book or the tv series and thats a good sign.
It's definitely going on the rental list, my wife and I are deep in book 3 right now.

Nice video: both the trailer and the one with the brat getting smacked repeatedly.

In the youtube description it says it will "now" have an open world but as the description goes on I think it's a typo and it was supposed to say "not" open world. Too bad, that would be a pretty cool world for a Skyrimish type of game that you can get lost in and make your own game.

See from what I've heard bout the game is the George R.R. Martin is directly involved with it, so here's hoping the story works.

wait wait wait
the trailer showed the red priest walking up to a corpse, does that mean i can set joffrey and his mum on fire, revive them adn do it again?

Looks pretty decent, certainly more promising than that RTS thing. It sounds like they've being genuinely inventive with finding compelling abilities and play styles for the game from what's already in the books, hopefully that attitude extends to the story as well. I was going to hope for a prequel, but the presence of Varys and Cersei seems to preclude that.

Also, written in conjunction with George RR Martin? Don't make me laugh. He can't even keep up with writing the actual books.

If nothing else, at least we get a nice remix of the Game of Thrones theme tune.

GonzoGamer:
Too bad, that would be a pretty cool world for a Skyrimish type of game that you can get lost in and make your own game.

"I used to be an adventurer like you, then I was raped by a knight still wearing his full plate armor and his whole pack of hunting dogs and thrown in a dungeon and castrated and had all of my fingers skinned and then cut off and then I was forced to eat them and then I took an arrow in the knee..."

Well, the game's story is obviously set somewhere near the Storm of Swords khem khem...

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plugav:
And GoT even looks a bit like The Witcher 2 (without all the sex).

Are you sure we are talking about the same Game of Thrones?

I adhere to the school of Yahtzee; I WILL NOT BE OPTIMISTIC!

Seriously, though, if Martin helped write the story, it won't be terrible. The only thing that can ruin the story is piss poor voice acting. If the gameplay ends up adequate, it'll probably be a buy for me, though probably used.

Click on youtubes snowflake button for MAXIMUM WINTER!!!!

And well, I will wait for gameplay videos. Its way to early to tell if this game will turn out good or turn out a cash in.

Mormont isn't the Night Watch's commander... anymore... Where in the story does the game take place? Prior to the books?

wsmieszek:
Well, the game's story is obviously set somewhere near the Storm of Swords khem khem...

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plugav:
And GoT even looks a bit like The Witcher 2 (without all the sex).

Are you sure we are talking about the same Game of Thrones?

Exactly what I was thinking. I'm pretty sure nearly every chapter starts with sex, reference to sex, references to other people having sex, or the main character thinking about sex. (Arya and Jon Snow Excluded) Jaime is particularly guilty of it though.

beefpelican:
"Thwart the plot that threatens the kingdom" heavily implies that there is only one plot. This is silly talk. There are at least 13 plots threatening the kingdom in the first book alone.

I think a great twist would be if Mors and Alester are actually on different sides of the plot.

plugav:
Let's hope it's as good as The Witcher 2 supposedly is (I haven't played it yet). It's the only other successful book-to-game adaptation I've heard of.

Way back in the day, we had Betrayal at Krondor, adapted from Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar novels, and it was considered one of the best PC RPGs of its time. But also kind of an inverse situation, as Feist then novelized the game and made it canonical. So would that be a books-to-game-to-book adaptation?

The author may include characters from a video game into the books? This is probably the first time I've ever seriously thought "sellout" as a valid explanation.

I like how the trailer is exactly 0% dialogue, when writing is the main draw of the ASOIAF series. Also, why is the red priest biting Thoros of Myr's style? On the other hand GRRM is involved with this. On the other other hand, GRRM was involved with A Feast for Crows.

Im a fan of the series and it will be amazing if pulled off right but im not sure if they will be able to.

It's made by the same people that made Genesis. I'm not getting my hopes up. This games should be made by CD Project RED or Bethesda. Or Obsidian in a twilight zone where Obsidian games have no game breaking bugs.

I do not trust Cyanide AT ALL, especially after Genesis. Apparently they desperately wanted to make ASOIAF games, and that's why they got the license, because the larger developers had their own projects and didn't realize how lucrative the property would be at the time. Unfortunately it doesn't change the fact that Cyanide hasn't really produced a good game yet. I just hope they can both capture the essence of the series, with all its moral ambiguity and ridiculous number of separate plot threads, and make an interesting, non-generic RPG at the same time.

Suffice to say I'm not holding my breath.

plugav:
Let's hope it's as good as The Witcher 2 supposedly is (I haven't played it yet). It's the only other successful book-to-game adaptation I've heard of. And GoT even looks a bit like The Witcher 2 (without all the sex).

Without all the sex? Have you read the books? They double as fapping material at times! Unless you are referring to the Wither 2 in which case the same applies...

EDIT: Sorry I unnecessarily spammed your inbox, three other people had already said the same thing!

Traun:
The author may include characters from a video game into the books? This is probably the first time I've ever seriously thought "sellout" as a valid explanation.

i don't really think hes selling out, i think he just really likes the characters, that's all and they said that they MIGHT metion them which means theres a chance that this will be its own thing entierly (but i have to admit that would be pretty cool...)

confound these double posts they drive me to drink

It makes me sad this isn't being done by Bethesda. With custom characters. Rather than choosing which race you were, you'd choose which house you belonged to.

I am disappoint.

Yeah, that looks all well and good, but this is the 'Game of Thrones' RPG that I want.

Apologies for the double post.

Kahunaburger:
On the other other hand, GRRM was involved with A Feast for Crows.

A Feast for Crows I can forgive. A Doze with Dragons, on the other hand...

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