House Forrester has seen better days, but if the latest Game of Thrones trailer for Telltale's episodic companion game reveals anything, it's that looming danger will be constant throughout each episode. Telltale started their latest game series off on strong footing (read our review here), and the exciting conclusion to the season premiere will have left fans guessing what the House could possibly do to survive.
With said second episode arriving to all platforms this week, Telltale has released a second trailer to build up the excitement - and the newest Game of Thrones launch trailer delivers plenty of HBO cast voice talent, a view of Essos, and the usual bits of dramatic dialogue.
The trailer makes it clear that Malcom finds Asher relatively quickly in Essos, as one would expect would happen to keep the plot flowing in the six-episode season. However, the trailer shows that Asher and Malcom will consider hiring a band of mercenary warriors to return to Westeros with, which would give game players a nice introduction to groups from the book series like the Second Sons - a logical plot path, considering it would fit nicely into the expected plot of the television show which premieres this April. Across the narrow sea, Gared will have to face Jon Snow's interrogation on how House Forrester failed to save his brother, and far south from there, Mira will have to fully embrace the treacherous court that is King's Landing.
As if these events weren't enough content for one episode, the secret of the North Grove - evidently a massive secret known only to the recently slain Gregor Forrester and his confidantes - will likely play a large role in the first season, and the previously released plot synopsis mentions an 'unexpected source of hope' returning to Ironwrath. We speculated that it could be Rodrik Forrester, who is felled by a horse but never explicitly shown to be killed. He's a tough fighter, so there could be a chance he escapes - or, more likely, he could be first introduced as a hostage by House Frey.
The second episode is set to finally display the full main cast of Telltale's Game of Thrones, and we fully expect Asher to deliver a number of crunching combat scenes. The ones in the first episode were very well composed and introduced some new quicktime mechanics that other Telltale Games have yet to feature, so the upcoming episode has plenty to build from. Hopefully, the second episode will continue on this strong momentum - we'll have a review up for you shortly after the episode goes live.
Game of Thrones' second episode, 'The Lost Lords', will first release on PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4 on February 3rd, 2015. The Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions will release a day later on February 4th, and finally the iOS edition will come out on February 5th.
Source: Telltale Games