A Game of Thrones RTS launches September 29

A Game of Thrones: Genesis, Blood Bowl developer Cyanide's RTS adaptation of politico-incesto-assassino-fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, is slated to launch for PC on September 29.

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Ooh, everyone's going mad for A Song of Ice and Fire. The fifth novel in George R. R. Martin's fantasy series stormed the shelves in July, HBO's television adaptation is introducing a new audience to its incestuous politics, and now the video game's incoming. Publisher Focus Home Interactive today announced that A Game of Thrones: Genesis, Blood Bowl developer Cyanide's real-time strategy adaptation, will arrive for PC on September 29.

As befits the source, political machinations are supposed to play an important part. Focus Home says to expect assassinations, secret alliances, espionage, harassing trade routes, treason, kidnapping, ransoms, and other sneaky tricks. You can, apparently, even win without building an army at all.

A Game of Thrones: Genesis will be released at retail and, of course, via digital distribution.

Cyanide is also adapting Rackham's classic tabletop miniature wargame Confrontation into an RTS. That's slated to arrive this fall.

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    September 7, 2011 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, A Game of Thrones RTS launches September 29.

    A Game of Thrones: Genesis, Blood Bowl developer Cyanide's RTS adaptation of politico-incesto-assassino-fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, is slated to launch for PC on September 29.

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      September 7, 2011 6:46 AM

      Rhaegar too ugly. Pre-order canceled.

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      September 7, 2011 6:47 AM

      if i can use cheat codes in this game to make Tyrion the ultimate badass, i might play it.

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        September 7, 2011 6:49 AM

        The timeline on this game should be way before Tyrion exists

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          September 7, 2011 6:50 AM

          nuts to that

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          September 7, 2011 6:54 AM

          it should end with him punching his way out of his mothers womb

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      September 7, 2011 9:06 AM

      An RTS? They should've done something like HOMM with that material :-/

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        September 7, 2011 9:10 AM

        I think a Total War-esque game would be very fitting. That said, this particular game looks like it's going to be pretty bad.

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          September 7, 2011 9:15 AM

          I see where it works with all the massive battles going on, yet a large part of the books is very political and fixed on single characters, which I do not see displayed well in a RTS setting (never played Total War though - last RTS I played was CoH)

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            September 7, 2011 9:25 AM

            This doesn't seem fixed on the books though. It's more of a prequel game.