Murder, betrayal, incest… these are just a few of the characteristics of Game of Thrones. Having watched the show and read the entire available ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series (the large tomes that the television adaption is based on), you could say I am a big fan. I look forward to seeing what Telltale will do in their upcoming episodic title. We don’t have much information on the game, other than some random teaser tweets which I’ve done some speculating on. That may change soon.
This is according to Telltale’s Twitter account which posted the following tweet…
Damn, still no date. At least we are getting closer though! The Director of Telltale’s PR, Job J Stauffer, also tweeted the following…
That was tweeted several hours ago, and still, nothing. Should anything pop up, I will let you know for sure. At least we will finally be getting some solid details as to where in Westeros this tale takes place! I did miss a teaser tweet a while back. It offers some more details on the game and its story.
If you’re a fan, you’d recognise the description of ‘flayed men’ and that banner to be synonymous with House Bolton, the nasty family who have the likes of the bastard Ramsey and his father Roose. Squids could be referencing House Greyjoy, in fact, I’m certain it is. This means the story is not only North, which I have mentioned previously, but also that it maybe takes place around the time Theon becomes the prisoner of Ramsey.
This is all speculation of course. For all I know, flayed men could literally be flayed men and squids in the wolfswood could just be some Winterfell seafood speciality. What do you think? Am I on track? Are you excited for the game? I wonder if we will see Episode 1 before the end of the year.
I wrote the above article this afternoon and I see that Telltale have just released new details over on their blog. Their story is based on the world of the TV show which differs from the original canon in some ways.
The events in our game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the TV show, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. You will visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.
As I predicted, it kicks off around the time Theon becomes the play toy of Ramsay. What I wasn’t counting on though was that the game would span two seasons (in TV time), and that so many locations would be visited. I was convinced everything would take place only in the North.
House Forrester, sworn to House Stark, is at the centre of this tale.
House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are ‘Iron from Ice’, which echoes their belief that – like the ironwood itself – the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.
You will play the game from five different points of view. Each character you play as is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each character will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.
Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones…where you win, or you die.
I absolutely cannot wait to play this game. There is so much lore to explore here, and I can’t wait to see how Telltale plan on weaving this unseen story into what we have seen on screen.
Oh, and I plan on using this video in every single Game of Thrones article I write because it’s just THAT satisfying.
Last Updated: November 11, 2014