Today, I’m happier than Hodor at a hoedown because the trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is finally here and it looks pretty fantastic. Set during the events of the War of the Five Kings, somewhere towards the end of season three of the TV series and running up through the beginning of season five, the game will take players to familiar Westerosi locations like King’s Landing and the Wall, as well as brand new locales like Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.
Check out the first Game of Thrones Telltale Game trailer.
As we learned recently, Telltale’s Game of Thrones will span six episodes, which is a first for the company’s episodic series. This additional episode makes sense though when you pause to consider the epic scope of a world like Westeros and the fact that you’ll be controlling five characters from House Forrester. Yes, that’s right five characters.
Telltale also announced that some Game of Thrones TV show cast members will reprise their roles for the game. In addition to those listed below, more cast members will show up in following episodes.
- - Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)
- - Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage)
- - Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)
- - Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon)
Characters Descriptions Of Game of Thrones:
In a first for the developer, Game of Thrones will let you control five different characters, all from House Forrester, including both family members and those in service to the house. As with all Telltale games, the choices you make will have a big influence on the experience, and each of the five characters will have a role in preventing the Forresters from meeting their demise — what you do while playing as one character can influence what happens to everyone else.
Telltale revealed a new character, Ser Royland Degore, "Ironrath’s Master-at-Arms." Here's how Telltale describes him:
"Royland Degore joined Lord Forrester’s army after his family was wiped out by Ironborn during Balon Greyjoy’s rebellion. Degore had a natural grasp of military tactics and strategy and came to play a crucial role in the siege of Pyke that ended the war. In the months that followed, King Robert awarded Royland a knighthood and Lord Forrester asked him to serve as Ironrath’s Master-at-Arms. Ser Royland still holds the position and is known for his military expertise… as well as his legendary temper."
Telltale also revealed a new character, Gared Tuttle, the squire to Lord Forrester. Here’s the character’s description:
"Gared was raised on stories of heroism about the likes of Arthur Dayne and Symeon Star-Eyes. Though the son of a pig farmer, he has always aspired to one day become a warrior himself. With the help of his uncle Duncan, who had risen from lowborn origins to become Castellan of Ironrath, Gared found work in Lord Forrester’s stables, rising through the ranks to eventually be named his squire. Gared has served Lord Forrester throughout the long months in King Robb’s army, and is ready to be a warrior in his own right."
Here's an exclusive first look at Gregor Forrester.Here's how Telltale describes his role in the series:
"Lord Gregor Forrester is lord of a strong Northern House and a bannerman of House Glover, who are in turn loyal to the great house of the north – the Starks. As a youth, he famously arm-wrestled Galbert Glover for the privilege of becoming the man's squire; Glover later joked that he'd gladly lose the match all over again. After his father died at the Trident, Gregor ascended to the lordship, and married Elissa Branfield at the behest of Robert Baratheon."
Telltale also revealed a new character, Ethan Forrester, the squire to Lord Forrester. Here’s the character’s description:
"According to the character's biography, Ethan and his twin sister Talia both shared a "great love for the towering trees of Ironrath." He was young when his house joined the War of the Five Kings, and the end of the war placed him into a role which he was "unprepared for."
MALCOLM BRANFIELD Lady Forrester’s Brother
“As a young man, Malcolm was the black sheep of the Branfield family. He liked to roam the countryside in the style of a hedge knight, refusing his father’s offers of marriage and lands. Malcolm fought bravely alongside his brothers when House Branfield fell; yet he and his sister were the only two survivors. Malcolm now lives with Lady Elissa’s new family at Ironrath, though he still tends to disappear for weeks at a stretch. Malcolm has fathered no children, thus he is the last of the Branfield line.”
Several Other Sites Revealed Characters As Well:
Lady Elissa Forrester:
Lord Forrester's Wife, was born to House Branfield, a minor Southron House that was destroyed when the Targaryen dynasty fell (from Mashable)
Exiled Son of Lord Forrester, had always been a rebellious youth – brawling in taverns, sleeping with whores, and finding ways to raise his father’s ire (from Game Informer)
Lord Forrester's First Born Son, took up arms against the Lannisters and is now feared by their soldiers (from Entertainment Weekly)
, Maester to House Forrester, studied at the Citadel in the hope of being assigned to the Eyrie (from Wired)
Malcolm Branfield, Lady Forrester's Brother, was the black sheep of the Branfield family (from Nerdist)
Lord Forrester's Eldest Daughter, had always been fond of Ironrath, but Lady Forrester -- wanting her eldest daughter to learn the ways of a Southron court -- arranged for Mira to serve as a handmaiden to Margaery Tyrell (from Polygon)
Lord Forrester's Youngest Daughter, was named after her own mother (from GamesRadar)
Lord Forrester's Fourth-Born Son, has grown up with fewer responsibilities than his siblings (from The Escapist)
Castellan of Ironrath, struck up an unlikely friendship with Gregor Forrester, the heir to House Forrester, when he was a boy (from Yahoo Games)
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series should launch the first episode "Iron From Ice,"before the end of the year, the company said, though there is no firm date. But the game will be launching on a number of platforms, including PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS.
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