Game of Thrones RPG debut trailer teases action, drama

If you've been hanging on the edge of your throne in anticipation of a peek at Game of Thrones, the video game adaptation of fantasy's favorite soap opera from Blood Bowl developer Cyanide, give your royal rump a rest and watch the debut trailer.

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If you've been hanging on the edge of your throne in anticipation of a peek at Game of Thrones, the video game adaptation of fantasy's favorite soap opera from Blood Bowl developer Cyanide, give your royal rump a rest. Following a string of screenshots, publisher Focus Home Interactive has released the debut trailer, packing two minutes of in-game goodies.

Game of Thrones tells a "brand new" story in George R.R. Martin's fantasy saga 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' written "in conjunction with" the author. It boasts two protagonists in parallel storylines, the Red Priest Alester and Mors, a "sworn brother of the Night's Watch," which may mean something to you.

The RPG will tour the kingdom of Westeros, visiting places including The Wall, King's Landing, Red Keep, and Castle Black. Packing an estimated 30 hours of gameplay, it's slated to arrive for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in "early 2012."

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    December 22, 2011 6:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Game of Thrones RPG debut trailer teases action, drama.

    If you've been hanging on the edge of your throne in anticipation of a peek at Game of Thrones, the video game adaptation of fantasy's favorite soap opera from Blood Bowl developer Cyanide, give your royal rump a rest and watch the debut trailer.

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      December 22, 2011 6:26 AM

      this game looks like it was made 10 years ago.

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        December 22, 2011 6:59 AM

        Yep, pretty bargain bin-ish.

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        December 22, 2011 7:35 AM

        10 years ago? Surely you are not basing that on the visual fidelity. If so, I can only assume that 10 years ago you were too young to actually play games.

        For reference, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases

        Look at some of those releases, and their corresponding screen shots.

        Now, this game might not have the same fidelity as something like Crysis or such, but it hardly looks like it was made 10 years ago. It looks more like somewhere between Oblivion and Skyrim, fidelity wise, closer to an Assassins Creed (the first one in 2008).

        I will agree, the chances of it being "bargain bin" material are probably high, but I wouldn't place it on fidelity. More likely it will be from the game play aspects - that's what happens with most license material.

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        December 22, 2011 8:01 AM

        The RTS game looked horrible too. So sad

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        December 22, 2011 8:07 AM

        The character models look mid-2006ish, but the environments look pretty good, as far as I can tell from this low quality video. It doesn't look like the writeoff that the RTS was.

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      December 22, 2011 6:49 AM

      Why is everyone running in this trailer, lol.

      As for the look of it being old, whatever. I'd rather have a good story in this world that I like a lot.

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        December 22, 2011 7:19 AM

        exactly, we have had too many "looks good but runs and plays like shit, and the story is horrible." As long as this runs well, and has engaging gameplay and story, gimme!

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          December 22, 2011 8:00 AM

          Yeah, well said. My thoughts exactly. Don't give me shiny and unreliable/boring. Give me something that works well, doesn't CTD every 10 minutes and has a killer story. The graphics aren't the most crucial part of a game, and in fact, they should be the pleasant distraction/framing of a good story.

          Look no further to SW: EP1, 2 and 3 to see what happens when you go heavy on computer animation and light on story/logic.

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            December 22, 2011 9:55 AM

            hey! ep3 wasn't too bad. Watching that bitch anakin get owned by obi wan made the whole thing worth it.

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              December 22, 2011 10:56 AM

              Do watch the RedLetterMedia.com reviews of Star Wars and I'm sure you'll change your tune.

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                December 22, 2011 8:29 PM

                oribiasi .. thank you so much... i needed that , hahaha 'exactly'.. cant wait to watch em all

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        December 27, 2011 1:41 PM

        Yes. Why is everyone running. LOL. It is like in movies everyone has to chamber a shell before shooting. Like you wouldn't already have it locked and loaded before hand. LOL. The illusion of more action.

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      December 22, 2011 10:35 AM

      George RR Martin @ 1:52? lol

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      December 22, 2011 10:35 AM

      George RR Martin @ 1:52? lol

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      December 22, 2011 11:33 AM

      How did some nobody developer land the rights to this franchise?

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        December 28, 2011 8:02 AM

        They got the license before the show was picked up by HBO.

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      December 22, 2011 11:45 AM

      Looks neat.