Telltale’s Game of Thrones has had a stellar opening season so far, with the first two episodes providing a great plot and plenty of tough moral dilemmas. Keeping up with what looks like relatively consistent bi-monthly releases, Telltale took to Twitter to show fans some intense screenshots from the upcoming third episode, entitled ‘The Sword in the Darkness’. Game of Thrones fans will recognize the significance each screenshot brings, which prelude to what looks like an extremely eventful episode.
Based on the below screenshots, the third episode will transition gamers into Season 4 territory from the show. The first two episodes of the game dealt with events from the third season, and with the season length at 6 episodes, it should be no surprise that Telltale Games is wasting no time delving into more of the good stuff.
We’d guessed yesterday that Drogon would make his first appearance within the game, and today’s screenshot batch confirms that the feisty black dragon will have a run-in with Asher and company. This places them very close to Daenerys, and puts them well in reach of The Second Sons and other mercenary groups. We’d fathom a safe guess that Asher will once again provide the bulk of the physical action for this episode.
As adapt show-watchers will have pointed out (spoilers ahead!), the only time Tyrion is arrested in King’s Landing is after Joffrey’s Wedding. If the wedding is to take place in this episode, it won’t be the first time gamers happen to be near large cataclysmic events in the book – the infamous Red Wedding kicked the entire game series off, and the new wedding will undoubtedly be a precarious time for Mira Forrester. Telltale also captioned the group photo of Cersei, Margaery, Sera and Mira by saying they were ‘preparing for the wedding’, though it remains to be shown if gamers will actually get witness the wedding’s events first-hand.
In the Northlands of Westeros, it seems like Jon Snow has been a trendsetter when it comes to expensive fur hoods (who knew the Watch had such a budget?). Players will see Gared Tuttle be sworn in as a brother of the Night’s Watch at the weirwood tree, but it’s unlikely players will see serious action at The Wall this episode. After episode two had a very slow introduction there, it looks like gamers will have to wait even longer to see Tuttle get involved in some plot-heavy action.
A trailer for the third episode of Game of Thrones is scheduled to release Monday, March 23rd. Telltale Games will hopefully attach a release date to next week’s trailer.