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The conniving Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider and the wizened Jeor Mormont are just a few of the recognizable figures set to star in the forthcoming Game of Thrones RPG, according to fresh details and screenshots from its European publisher, Focus Home Interactive. Currently in development by Cyanide Studio, maker of this year's A Game of Thrones: Genesis for PC, the title is being billed as a full-grown RPG that will offer fans of the George R.R. Martin books upwards of 30+ hours of adventure in the contested lands of Westeros.

The game will star two original characters: Mors, a Night's Watch brother; and Alester, an exiled Red Priest. Set amidst the events in the 'A Song of Fire and Ice' books, players will guide said heroes through various conflicts in Westeros following the passing of King Robert Baratheon's Hand. The journey will take players to familiar locales such as Baratheon's headquarters at King's Landing and the Wall, which will be populated by recognizable characters and scenery inspired by Martin's words and HBO's Game of Thrones series.

Turning to gameplay, Focus Home Interactive explained players will be given the opportunity to choose between various character classes, all of which will be able to slow down time during encounters and approach the battle in their own unique ways. Speaking to the game's mix of brains and brawn, the company added: “In Game of Thrones, political skills can be as lethal as a sharpen sword, so never underestimate the power of a silver tongue to solve a critical situation.”

As Game of Thrones devotees can attest, the citizens of Westeros certainly do a lot talking. It will be interesting to see if Cyanide actually mixes an element of speechcraft into its RPG, or if this just means the characters will be shouting long-winded speeches while they bludgeon themselves to death.

Game of Thrones is being developed for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It is being published in 2012 by Focus Home Interactive for the UK, and Atlus for North America. Catch a glimpse of the George R.R. Martin in RPG form with the new screenshots below:

5 comments

  • soggysage - December 6, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    Hmm not sure about this, although I love the books I don't think its particulary 'game' material
  • TheFaceWarrior - December 6, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    I would prefer a prequel or something much earlier ala KOTOR. Get Martin on board to make sure that the facts line up but leave the timeline in the book series alone. Seems that would allow for original characters better and not trespass on the story that everyone already knows.
  • lilbuddha - December 6, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    30hrs for an epic book series spanning several generations, which has a massive amount of attention to detail, literally dozens of fully-depicted locales, and hundreds of characters with backstories ? It's gonna suck. I'll wait for a proper Skyrim mod.
  • dc1 - December 6, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Well played.
  • Spacem0nkey77 - December 6, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    I wholeheartedly agree. A total conversion for Skyrim would be ideal although the task would be daunting. I'm sure we'll see at least one or more Ice and Fire mods for Skyrim once the endorsed mod kit is released.

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