Atlus to Make Game of Thrones Action-RPG
Miguel Penabella | 14 November 2011
Atlus (Catherine, Persona 4) has announced Thursday a future 2012 release of a Game of Thrones action-RPG videogame developed by Cyanide Studios of France. The game is based on the bestselling fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, a title that has been recently popularized by the critically acclaimed HBO series. Cyanide has previously developed the strategy PC game A Game of Thrones: Genesis on September 29 this year, a prequel to the A Song of Ice and Fire storyline. The premise follows a conflict spanning 1000 years in a pre-Westeros setting, expanding the fiction of Martin’s series.
Cyanide’s future action-RPG likely features a story adapted directly from the source novels rather than the current HBO series, with gameplay expected to be typical hack and slash. Nevertheless, the plot of the game will be written under Martin’s supervision and a number of actors in the series will contribute their likeness in the videogame. Atlus has also posted screenshots for the upcoming title (below) and this brief description on their website, detailing the background of the game:
“In this 30-plus hour action RPG, players will enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros. As one of two original characters with disparate motivations, both former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion, players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms. Their journey will span numerous quests, during which they will interact with many characters and make key decisions that impact the realm.”
Atlus and Cyanide’s Game of Thrones title is scheduled for release in early 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.