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Telltale and HBO Reveal First ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer

I’ve just been increasingly impressed by the quality of the games that Telltale has been putting out lately. Walking Dead (Free) was a major turning point it felt like, as it was a definite departure from the good but distinctly janky games like Jurassic Park ($2.99). Walking Dead Season Two (Free) was fabulous, and The Wolf Among Us (Free) proved that Telltale could duplicate these incredible experiences with non-Walking Dead IP. So, that brings us to the Game of Thrones trailer:

The video description sets the scene:

This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart.

As a huge fan of the Game of Throne books *tips fedora*, I’m super interested in seeing where this falls in with the Game of Thrones universe. The show isn’t very deep compared to the books, and it seems like there’s a unique opportunity here to do something really cool since they’re not limited to 60 minute episodes on HBO. No word yet on when this is coming other than “soon," but Telltale doesn’t typically spool up their PR machines to this extent without there being some payoff in the near future. I’d place some large bets we see this game this holiday season, and potentially way earlier. (Although I guess anything after Halloween counts as “holiday season" now, so, whatever.)