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Hey look, it's Aegon the Conqueror and Balerion the Black Dread!

Posted by: Nathaniel at 9/22/2011 2:22 PM
As regular readers may know, I love A Song of Ice and Fire.  I'm talking about the kind of love the federal government would probably feel the need to regulate here.  I dream about a serious videogame adaptation, but  Cyanide's A Game of Thrones: Genesis is probably not the game I'm looking for, however, being a comically out-of-scale map type of RTS game.  This trailer is still pretty great, however.  I do get a kick out of all those caricature-like versions of the landmarks I know so well.  A Game of Thrones: Genesis comes out for the PC on September 29th.    



A Game of Thrones - Genesis, The Official Trailer!

One week away from its release on PC, A Game of Thrones - Genesis unveils its official video trailer. An adaptation of the bestseller series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin, in a PC strategy game by Cyanide, A Game of Thrones - Genesis unveils this dynamic video mixing cinematics and gameplay sequences!

Plunge into the heart of the continent of Westeros for a minute, while a Targaryen king is preparing to battle the Houses seeking to claim his Iron Throne. From the kingdom of Dorne in the South, to Winterfell and the famous Wall in the North, many will be the people he will have to subject to his rule. Military conquests, treachery, or diplomacy… all strategies are conceivable. What king will you choose to be?

A Game of Thrones - Genesis will release on PC in retail and online stores on September 29th.

About A Game of Thrones - Genesis
Served by a well-developed single player campaign written under supervision of the author George R.R. Martin, "A Game of Thrones - Genesis" is a strategy game for PC that immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. Live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of History, and take part in Westeros' founding events and largest battles such as Aegon the Conqueror's invasion on the continent or the War of the Usurper.

Faithful to the world imagined by George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones - Genesis emphasizes the backstabbing and political intrigues which are common in Westeros and the fight for the Iron Throne. Command the assassination of an opponent's Great Lord, set up secret alliances, send a spy to take the place of the opponent's unit, or harass his trade routes to weaken his economy. Treasons, espionage, kidnapping and ransoms... treachery is everywhere, so always watch your back! It is also very possible, by cleverly using all the low blows the game allows you to use, to earn victory without ever entering an open war or recruiting any army. A real first in a real-time strategy game! Of course, military approach is valid as well! Raise an army, besiege enemy villages and castles, force them to submit to your rule, and crush all resistance. You truly have all options at your disposal to achieve victory and reach the Iron Throne!

A Game of Thrones - Genesis will release for PC in retail and digital stores on September 29th.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2011, Focus will publish important games such as A Game Of Thrones – Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels “Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next BIG Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.
www.focus-home.com


About Cyanide Studio
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2011 will see the release of A Game of Thrones - Genesis, adapted from the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin., as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2011, the newest version even more immersive as well as Le Tour de France for PS3 and Xbox 360 a concentrate of adrenaline and action for home consoles. The studio is also working on the adaptation in video game of the famous tabletop game Confrontation, and develop a new action/RPG Of Orcs and Men for consoles in the meantime.
http://www.cyanide-studio.com