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Posted by: Nathaniel at 9/28/2011 11:49 AM
A Game of Thrones: Genesis comes out tomorrow for the PC.  The big question for me is whether or not it's just a coincidence that it comes out in September (September can be abbreviated as Sept, while in Westeros, a sept is a place of worship).  Either way, we have three new screen shots from A Game of Thrones: Genesis to celebrate the game's impending release.  The game is, of course, an adaptation of George RR Martin's epic A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series that has already been adapted once into a truly kick-ass series on HBO called Game of Thrones (seriously, if you like that kind of stuff and haven't checked either out yet then log off of the Internet and get busy).  Hopefully A Game of Thrones: Genesis will make fans of ASoIaF, Game of Thrones, and real-times strategy games happy.  For more information on the game, follow the jump.



A Game of Thrones - Genesis Prepares For The Final Battle With Screenshots!


A Game of Thrones - Genesis will release tomorrow! The new strategy game for PC by Cyanide, adaptation of the bestselling novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire" (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin, today unveiled 3 new screenshots in time for the game's imminent release. Discover on these new screenshots the 8 Houses of Westeros preparing for the final battle for the battle Iron Throne that is about to begin!

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 A Game of Thrones - Genesis
"A Game of Thrones - Genesis" is the video game adaptation of George R.R. Martin's best-seller series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire. In this strategy game developed by Cyanide Studio (Blood Bowl), your political prowess will be as important as your strategic and military skills!

"A Game of Thrones - Genesis" immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. From Nymeria's arrival in the Kingdom of Dorne to the awakening of the "Others" beyond the Wall, you'll live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of history. 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.

In this great strategy game, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. You can choose to use a military approach and besiege your opponents, strangle them in an economical war, or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery and deception are everywhere, so watch your back and prepare for battle!

Thanks to a well-developed single player campaign written under supervision of the author George R.R. Martin, "A Game of Thrones - Genesis" is also a great multiplayer game. Up to 8 players confront each others to claim the Iron Throne in intense games where alliances, betrayals, cheap shots, and pitched battles take place.

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