Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms MMO announced

A Game of Thrones series has been a hit for HBO and it is trying to capture the enthusiasm for the TV show in the MMO space, announcing a project with Bigpoint entitled Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms. The game, which is being developed by Norwegian studio Artplant, focuses on the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

The setting for the game will be after the deaths of King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark:

The Seven Kingdoms were originally independent countries which rose up over thousands of years until the Targaryens ruled over them as one nation of Westeros. The Starks of the north declare war on the south and Baratheon’s two brothers both make claims to the throne. Players are challenged to form alliances through Player vs. Player (PvP), Siege combat and politics to control Westeros.

Bigpoint plans to debut a trailer for the game at the San Diego Comic-Con, which begins July 12.