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