Telltale Games, developer of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us has released another teaser for its upcoming adaption of Game of Thrones and it seems to lend further credibility to a theory that the game will be set in the the vast north of Westeros. The teaser was shared in the form of an image on the developer’s Twitter account.
The quote in the picture is from the third chapter in the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones. Within the books’ framework, the passage is talking about the Godswood in Winterfell, where Catelyn first tells Ned Stark that Jon Arryn has died, and that King Robert Baratheon is riding north to Winterfell (not long before the HBO series begins).
Telltale placed emphasis on the word Ironwoods in its tweet – Winterfell’s crypts are made of Ironwood. Here’s the full quote from the teaser:
“…A wood of stubborn sentinel trees armored in grey-green needles, of mighty oaks, of IRONWOODS, as old as the realm itself.”
It was revealed in Telltale’s first teaser that the game will most likely feature House Forrester, one of the lesser houses that is mentioned in the books but never seen. House Forrester is located in the Wolfswood in the North. In the books, the Forresters help Stannis Baratheon travel through the Wolfswood on his way to Winterfell, although readers are never given a named character from the family. This second teaser also features what appears to be a house sigil of a sword imposed on top of a tree. It is not a sigil that book readers have seen before, so perhaps this could be the sigil of House Forrester?
It is interesting to note though that the quote from the first teaser is from A Dance With Dragons, the fifth book of A Song and Ice and Fire, but the quote from the second teaser is from the first book in the series. So it’s still not quite clear as to what time frame the game will be set in or if it will even follow the timeline of the HBO show.
Both teaser images also include the hashtag #IronFromIce. Upon seeing this in the first teaser, some book readers speculated that the “Iron” in question was referring to the Iron Throne. But once you add the Ironwoods of the north into the mix, this appears to be once again open for discussion. Book readers may also point out the connection between the Greyjoys of the Iron Islands and the Starks of Winterfell, a family that the “Ice” part of that hashtag could be referencing.
Game of Thrones does not yet have a release date.
Source: Telltale Games
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