IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- DECEMBER 21, 2011 -- ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.), in collaboration with HBO® and Cyanide Studios, today released a new video trailer and launched the official North American website
for "Game of Thrones™," an upcoming RPG based on the internationally bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin and critically acclaimed HBO television series, Game of Thrones®. Launching worldwide in early 2012, the game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC.
Narrated by Lord Commander Jeor Mormont of the Night's Watch -- voiced by series star James Cosmo, who also lent his likeness to the game -- the new trailer ("The Wall") introduces viewers to the bitter cold and solitude of the massive barrier of ice that stretches across the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, protecting it from the wild lands beyond. Each member of the Night's Watch, the order of black-garbed soldiers tasked with patrolling and guarding The Wall, must swear a solemn, life-long oath to the order, one punishable by death should it be broken. The trailer offers ample evidence of the game's dedication to authenticity and to properly capturing the grit and drama the beloved fantasy series is famous for.
Also launching today is the full official North American website for "Game of Thrones," which guides visitors through the key locations featured in the upcoming RPG. Guests can explore and discover key characters and events that will shape their journey, as well as learn about unique game features and more. Visitors can also choose to take on mini-quests to receive web-exclusive content. The website is a must-visit for series fans and gamers eager to experience the upcoming RPG, and will reward repeat visitors as it opens new location-based sections over time.
"Game of Thrones" is currently scheduled to release in early 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. For more information, visit http://gameofthrones-thegame.com
. Expect frequent news updates, content additions, and more between now and the game's release!
Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, Demon's Souls™, and the upcoming official video game adaptation of Game of Thrones (early 2012), ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.
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