"A Song of Ice and Fire" has been a beloved fantasy franchise for over ten years, and it has received new life with a recent HBO adaptation. Plus, an RTS based on the series launched in September and now, that same developer (Cyanide Studios) has enlisted Atlus to deliver a new RPG.

It's simply named The Game of Thrones , and it will include many familiar locations from the books as well as the HBO series. Atlus says the game boasts "30+ hours" of gameplay and allows players to play as the two original characters. That gameplay will also feature an "active slowdown tactical combat engine" that slows down time and gives players a chance to make their battle choice. No, it's not turn-based.

In even better news for fans of the books, author George R.R. Martin is directly involved with the development of the game. And according to what Cyanide studio director Yves Bordeleau told USA Today :

"All the situations and storyline were written under [Martin's] monitoring in order to fit with the story the fans have already read, and thus fulfill their expectations."

Game of Thrones will release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC early next year.

Related Game(s): Game of Thrones

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JohnnyKey
JohnnyKey
10 years ago

Wow, this is pretty cool. I just finished reading the books, good timing. Looking forward to this.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Looking like Ben Dutka are we?

Karosso
Karosso
10 years ago

Do I need to say anything? Just look at my Avatar 🙂
Might be the third RPG I ever finish in my whole life.

"Winter is Coming"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

yes you need to say something, I don't get it.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
10 years ago

His avatar is the sigil of one of the main factions as seen on the show. Likewise, his sig is the motto of that faction.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

I have high hopes as Ben Dutka

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I'd like to watch Game of Thrones but the only way I'll tackle a new series is if I get to see it from the beginning. Stupid slow netflix.

Skeptical that this could turn out AAA but Atlus doesn't publish crap so maybe there's something good going on here. If it's Diablo style though just count me out.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Atlus has published a bunch of crap through their history, for all platforms, but they have done better in recent years. Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen and 3D Dot Game heroes are still my favorite titles they've brought over.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
10 years ago

The show is extremely well made, on par (or even better) with Rome. Also, if you're interested in the series, the books should be the first place you go.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Just make sure you have a lot of free time. The books are a little on the long side.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Maybe some day, I won't be doing any more fantasy until after I finish Wheel of Time, and that may be years.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

I'd like to watch Ben Dutka

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Cyanide doesn't have the best track record throughout their history. Blood Bowl is the only game from them I actually enjoy. The Game of Thrones RTS game that came out a few months back is just horrible, gameplay and story wise, and really doesn't have much to do with the series at all since it takes place way before the books even started. With Atlus involved, this one is more promising but if all Atlus is doing is publishing it, most likely I'll pass. Just wish April would get here so Season 2 could hurry up and start.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
10 years ago

Yeah, I had really high hopes for Cyanide's game, but after reading several reviews and checking out some game footage, I opted to pass on it. Consider that a lesson learned. I'll be avoiding this game unless it gets some great reviews.

raptassassin
raptassassin
10 years ago

I don't know what say. Except for good another RPG to keep me busy.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

As Ben Dutka, I'm importantly announcing my resignation from the throne, as I am your royal majesty, Ben Dutka