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Atlus Distributing Game Of Thrones Action/RPG

"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

Tags: game of thrones, atlus, george rr martin, game of thrones ps3

11/9/2011 8:51:14 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

JohnnyKey
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:39:57 PM
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Wow, this is pretty cool. I just finished reading the books, good timing. Looking forward to this.

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Hannah CVH
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 4:05:51 AM

Looking like Ben Dutka are we?

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Karosso
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 9:53:08 PM
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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"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:35:11 PM

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

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dmiitrie
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:55:16 PM

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.

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Hannah CVH
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 4:05:38 AM

I have high hopes as Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:36:37 PM
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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.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:56:50 PM

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.

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dmiitrie
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:57:14 PM

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.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:01:36 PM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 12:16:43 AM

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

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Hannah CVH
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 4:05:23 AM

I'd like to watch Ben Dutka

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:52:56 PM
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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.

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dmiitrie
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:58:44 PM

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.

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raptassassin
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 6:34:57 AM
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I don't know what say. Except for good another RPG to keep me busy.

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Hannah CVH
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 4:05:00 AM
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As Ben Dutka, I'm importantly announcing my resignation from the throne, as I am your royal majesty, Ben Dutka

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