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These Game of Thrones screenshots are dark and full of terrors

Posted by: Nathaniel at 4/25/2012 2:03 PM
And by terrors, I mean men in suits of gleaming enameled plate, boiled leather, and mail wielding swords, warhammers (I love warhammers), and something that looks like it was stolen from Soul Calibur's Voldo.

To me, the most impressive feature of Atlus's Game of Thrones RPG is how the armor designs follow the book much more closely than the TV series does.  That will go along way toward selling the legitimacy of this game to die hard A Song of Ice and Fire fans like me, and that will be a big factor, aside from sales, in the game's success.   

So far, we've seen very little of the plot and combat aside from two vague trailers.  So even if those are worthy of excitement, we just don't know it yet.  Although, the fact that you can wield more than swords and wear many different armors is pretty cool.  I'm pretty sure that dude with the fire hands wearing the House Lannister suit of heavy plate is co-protagonist and Red Priest, Alester - and since he's not a Lannister, he must have looted his sweet suit of armor off a fallen foe (incidentally, all of us that saw last week's episode of HBO's Game of Thrones must be wondering what other powers Alester is capable of besides flame hands).   

Game of Thrones is set for release later this year.



Game of Thrones: More Battles Exposed in Screenshots!

PARIS - Apr. 25, 2012 - Game of Thrones, the RPG, today unveiled 5 new screenshots! The role-playing game for PlayStation® 3, Xbox 360® and PC, based on the best-seller novels by George R.R. Martin and the popular HBO® TV series, has revealed more of its epic battles that players will soon be able to take part in. Many opponents are eager to battle them as they explore the continent of Westeros to complete their Quest!

Intense and tactical battles in Game of Thrones pit players against merciless opponents. They will need to be aware of the battle situation at every moment or they will soon encounter their bitter fate.

Anticipating the actions of the enemy and countering their moves will be necessary to emerge victorious from combat. With a large variety of character classes, elaborate skill trees and a broad range of weaponry and armor, all players will find something that suits their needs. By planning the best tactics, they will be able to win even the most difficult battles. Discover more battles of the RPG, Game of Thrones, through the five new screenshots released today.

Pre-orders are now open for the PC version of Game of Thrones on Steam. Starting now, all Steam pre-orders of the game include FREE access to the Prima Official eGuide. This amazing digital guide, accessible through the Steam overlay, includes all the secrets of the game, over 40 interactive maps, a comprehensive walkthrough to unlock all endings, expert tips, more than 130 exclusive codex entries, and much more.

Game of Thrones will be released in Q2 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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About Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is a big role playing game developed by Cyanide for PlayStation® 3, Xbox 360® and PC. The game is based on the famous series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, which has already sold over 15 million units around the world, and which HBO® has recently adapted into the critically-praised TV series Game of Thrones.

This is the most ambitious project of Cyanide Studio. Developed on Unreal Engine 3 and written under the supervision of George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones will allow fans of the series, and more generally adepts of role-playing games, to live an exceptional adventure in one of the most finely-worked universe from the medieval fantasy literature.

Along the 30 hours of gameplay offered by Game of Thrones, play as Mors, sworn brother of the Night's Watch, and Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption who is back to Westeros after a long exile. The Hand of King Robert Baratheon has just passed away, and these two charismatic heroes will find themselves dragged in a grand quest that will lead them through familiar and gorgeous places of Westeros, such like the Wall and its region, or the famous King's Landing. In this grand adventure, they will meet famous faces: Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider or Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch faithfully reproduced from the TV series.

In Game of Thrones, you will choose the class of your characters, find your fighting style, reach a good balance between your strengths and weaknesses, and get ready for epic battles! Find, buy or loot new equipment and weapons to fit your approach of the fights, and gain experience to improve your skills or learn new ones. Slow the time down during battle to analyze the situation and choose your next moves. In game of thrones, political skills can be as lethal as a sharpen sword, so never underestimate the power of a silver tongue to solve a critical situation!

Game of Thrones will be released in Q2 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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.
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In 2012, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes™ on PC and for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

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. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin.
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