Winter is coming from the direction of Cyanide Studio. Cashing in once again on the popularity of George R. R. Martin’s world of Westeros, Cyanide and Atlus present the first trailers for the Game Of Thrones RPG, which is slated for an early 2012 release.
In development since 2009, the game will feature two brand new, playable characters who are hinted at by GRRM to be included in later books, which gives credibility to the theory that he just makes shit up as he goes along.
Bulk of the story will follow Sworn Brother of the Night’s Watch Mors Westflord or Red Priest of R’hllor Alester Sarwyck on a journey everywhere from the Wall to King’s Landing. Just as the novels switch back and forth to different character POV’s, players will be able to alternate between the two original characters and put their vastly different store of abilities to use, from Westflord’s skinchanging to Sarwyck’s fire based magic. Players will also encounter a few familiar faces on their way, such as the Old Bear Commander Mormont, Varys the Spider, and Queen Cersei, before the events that kick off Game Of Thrones.
I’m not sure what the editor was thinking when it comes to visuals. Cut to Mors running! Now cut to Alester running! Now fade back to Mors…he should run! Perhaps the third trailer will show, oh I don’t know…more gameplay? That’d be a little helpful. The graphics seem like they can’t find a happy medium though then game was developed using Unreal Engine 3. However, with this kind of game I’ll take story over graphics any day. But when your target audience is balls deep in Skyrim, you’d assume they would pull out all the stops for the first sneak peek at another much anticipated medieval RPG, since people will obviously make comparisons.
The official website has a teensey bit more information, such as interactive character descriptions and photos, but will only unlock certain areas of the site depending on the number of “Likes” their Facebook page receives. I was hoping for a create a character and to cross the Narrow Sea and become a Dothraki Khaleesi, but hey, the game can’t please everyone. Either way, the game will be worth playing if only to glean a little more insight into Martin’s world. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts!Please enter the url to a YouTube video.