ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

Don't you just love the moments before a game is released and slowly, slowly, little nuggets of information are released for us, the salivating public, to devour? Well, Telltale Games has mastered this skill and squeezed out some new information regarding their upcoming Game Of Thrones video game adaptation!

Five Playable Characters!

Due to be released later in the year, Steve Allison, senior VP of Telltale explained that the episodic (Video) Game Of Thrones will put us in control of five characters, presumably all from House Forrester.

We always will evolve our story-telling toolkit from game to game based on the needs of each franchise and the creative decisions we've made. For example, Tales from the Borderlands adds multi-protagonist storytelling for us layered into the tailored narrative design established with The Walking Dead and it works amazingly well with two playable characters.
In Game of Thrones we're taking that multi-protagonist design even further with five playable characters from the same family whose choices affect everyone in the family, and that adds a whole new layer to things that we're really excited about.

But does that mean we'll get to grips with 5 characters per episode, or will a character have a dedicated episode that expands their narrative? Judging by the fact that the game is based on the Game Of Thrones TV series, I'm guessing we'll be popping around mid-episode.

Let's Be Bad Guys

And the other reveal was a tweet from Telltale that hints at another batch of controllable characters. Though, I'm not in too much of a hurry to actively flay a person during the coming cosy winter evenings inside.

"The Lannister's send their regards."
"The Lannister's send their regards."

With this reveal no words are highlighted, so does that mean the game is going to take place in a Northern Westeros plagued by Ironborn and Bolton's men, rather than have them as playable characters?

This is all very frustrating and exciting. I want the game, I want the show back, I want a new Song Of Ice And Fire novel. I WANT EVERYTHING! But I shall have patience, for now the night gathers and my GoT video game watch continues.

(Sources: International Business Times & Eurogamer)


Will five playable characters be a refreshing idea or will it over complicate the narrative?


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