Telltale’s upcoming Game of Thrones title has been kept behind closed doors aside of some exceptionally small teasers, leaving plenty of fans wondering if the game was still on-track for the original 2014 release date deadline. Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter, Telltale’s own PR Specialist Laura Perusco confirmed that Game of Thrones was indeed still coming in 2014, immediately setting up plenty of original jokesters with a plethora of ‘Winter is Coming’ jokes.
Laura wouldn’t delve into more specific details regarding the game’s release, simply telling fans the game was on schedule for a ‘Quarter 4 2014’ release, meaning the game could be out anywhere from this month to December. The holiday window is a popular target for most gaming companies, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Telltale Games push for a December release. Of course, Game of Thrones is an episodic game, so it’s not like the entire season (the first of many) will be released in the next few months – it looks like only the season premiere will be coming this calendar year.
@RatedR2012 No specific release date announced yet, but I can confirm that the season IS premiering later this year. 🙂
— Laura Perusco (@lauraperusco) October 24, 2014
The game itself will be based upon the characters and events from the TV show as opposed to the books, since Telltale Games will be using HBO’s Creative License. Based on a quick teaser released earlier this year, it looks like the game will be based around House Forrester, a northern family sworn to House Glover which hasn’t actually appeared in the books or TV show as of yet – though they have been mentioned in the paperback version of events.
Since House Forrester hails from within the wolfswood, the Game of Thrones game looks set to take place in the du jure Stark territory of the North. On top of this, the hashtag #IronFromIce appears to indicate the game may actually take place during Stannis Baratheon’s time up north, which would mean the timeline of the game fits in relatively well with where the show is currently taking place.
Telltale Games still hasn’t released any screenshots or in-game video footage from the game, though most expect the graphical stylings will fall in line with their other episodic titles like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
Fans will have high expectations for game, which is expected to do the IP some proper justice – especially after the the Game of Thrones RPG developed by Cyanide in 2012 failed to impress.
What do you think, Ranters? Will you be picking up Game of Thrones this holiday season?
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