Winter Is Coming and It’s Snowing Pixels


Game of Thrones is coming… to a videogame, by Telltale Games! The first chapter of the highly anticipated game’s six episodes is due out before the end of the year for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and iOS.

Finally fans get a first look at the trailer, narrated by Lena Headey. It features some familiar faces: Cersei, Tyrion, Margaery Tyrell, Ramsay Bolton, and someone being tortured by Ramsay (who may or may not be Theon).

The game will be based on the TV series rather than the books. It will focus on a Northern family called House Forrester towards the end of the third season and finished at the end of the fourth season.

WIRED revealed an original character in the game named Maester Ortengryn. Here’s the character description provided by Telltale:

Originating from a minor house in the Vale, Maester Ortengryn studied at the Citadel in the hope of being assigned to the Eyrie. But by the time he’d earned enough links on his chain to graduate from acolyte, Jon Arryn had been murdered and the South was in turmoil. The Citadel ultimately assigned Maester Ortengryn to Ironrath, where he soon came to respect the Forrester family’s honor and integrity. He now serves the Forresters with pride and has become a trusted advisor to the Lord.

We’ll spend a fair amount of time in the frozen North:

Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are ‘Iron from Ice’, which echoes their belief that – like the ironwood itself – the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

The Forresters have come up in the books before as the bannermen to House Glover of Deepwood Motte. While they are apparently loyal to the Starks, we don’t know much else.

According to Telltale, unspecified events put House Forrester into a “precarious position.” What journey comes of this, we have yet to see.

Much like the show, the decisions that one character makes can have extensive consequences, with impacts that are felt even in distant cities – and that impact other characters.

So tell us: are you excited for the upcoming game? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!



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