Telltale Game Of Thrones Release Date Announced, Game Will Be 6 Episodes Long Because Of Massive Scope [VIDEO]


Telltale Games is working on a “Game of Thrones” Game.

If that is to many games for one sentence, well, buckle in.

The most recent news is that 8 alleged screenshots have leaked online.

You can view the gallery, here .

After recently giving us a glimpse at the character s that will be found in Telltale’s Game of Thrones title, the game developers have finally confirmed that their upcoming episodic adventure will be released in early December.

A recent listing for the game on Steam had the game scheduled to come out sometime in December of this year, the exact day is yet unknown.

It  has been confirmed that the adventure will span six full episodes , instead of Telltale’s usual 5 because of the massive scope of the story.

Telltale has finally released tons of new information about the game so lets dive on in.

The first bit you should know is that Telltale has confirmed that the first of six episodes, called “Iron From Ice” will be released by the end of the year , and it will be available digitally across  PC /Mac, Xbox 360 , Xbox One , PlayStation 3 , PlayStation 4 , Gamespot  reports, “Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom,” Telltale explained.

“Our game series is based on the world, characters, and events seen in HBO’s TV show, which in turn is based on George R.

R.

Martin’s books ( A Song of Ice and Fire ),” the studio added.

“The events in our game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the TV show, and end right before the beginning of Season Five.

You will visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.” One of the locations you’ll visit in Telltale’s Game of Thrones title is Ironrath, an “imposing stronghold” where the Forresters dwell.

The house words are “Iron from Ice,” which is said to embody their strong spirit.

“Like the ironwood itself, the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscapes of the North only makes them stronger,” Telltale explains.

“Ironrath sits on the edge of the largest ironwood forest in Westeros, which has proven to be a strategic advantage for the House,” the developer goes on to say.

“The trees are a valuable commodity; many of the best weapons, ships, and defensive structures include the use of ironwood.

House Forrester controls the majority of the ironwood forests in the Wolfswood, much to the chagrin of their bitter rivals, House Whitehill.” In terms of gameplay, in Telltale’s Game of Thrones, you’ll play from five different perspectives.

“Each character you play as is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House,” Telltale says.

“Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each character will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.” In the IBtimes  interview with Telltale Games, ” We always will evolve our story telling toolkit from game to game based on the needs of each franchise and the creative decisions we’ve made.

For example, Tales from the Borderlands adds multi-protagonist storytelling for us layered into the tailored narrative design established with The Walking Dead and it works amazingly well with two playable characters.

In Game of Thrones we’re taking that multi-protagonist design even further with five playable characters from the same family  whose choices affect everyone in the family, and that adds a whole new layer to things that we’re really excited about.

We feel like the core tailored narrative template is very strong and supports multiple IP executions while also being extremely flexible in [taking on board] new narrative designs that I’ve mentioned here.

It will continue to evolve from game series to game series.

How is the Game of Thrones game coming along? What can we expect and when can we expect to see it? Possibly at VGX? We are on track to launch both premiere episodes of Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones before the end of [2014], so stay tuned” The release date has not been announced, but Wikipedia , has it marked down for the last quarter of 2014, which means we will se it sometime before January.

This is in corelation with the above quotes, so expect an official release date announcement very soon.

Telltale confirmed development on the “Game of Thrones” Game this past December.

The game will not be a prequel, but rather run parallel to the events of the books/ show.

According to Dan Connors, the Telltale CEO, fans might see characters such as King Joffrey in the game.Telltale is working with George R.R.

Martin’s assistant, Ty Corey Franck.

Connors states that storytelling will be the main focus of this game and that the studio is putting it above all the other aspects.

Telltale Games, has posted a new image that appears to offer details about its upcoming Game of Thrones game franchise.

The company’s Twitter account features a non-spoiler quote taken from the latest Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Dance with Dragons, which mentions one specific family name.

“…Trackers and hunters sworn to Deepwood with clan names such as Forrester and Woods, Branch and Bole,” the excerpt reads.

“Game of Thrones, a Telltale Games series #IronFromIce.” House Forrester is minor family, mentioned in the books, but too small to have become a part of the tv show.

The Forrester family is sworn to House Glover of Deepwood Motte, an area in the North that has made an appearance in both the books and show.

Telltale first announced its plans last year “We’ll be taking advantage of all the fiction to make something great,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games, during an interview following the premiere of the announcement trailer.

“We’re just really getting into it right now and thinking about characters – who has the most at stake, who has the biggest impact on the world.” Speaking at GamesBeat 2014  today in San Francisco, Telltale Games head Dan Connors talked about how much Telltale has grown, getting liscenses to IP’s they never dreamed of at the begining.

The developer based its first games in the mid-2000s on recognizable but niche brands like the Bone comic books and the Homestar Runner  Internet video series.

“There were times when we were moving a little slower than we would have hoped,” Connors said.

“But it all paid off.” “I think we’re in a position now where we’re having IP come to us, and we’re saying we can’t actually accommodate you,” Phil Sanderson of IDG Ventures, a Telltale investor, said during the session.

“We’re really investing in building out a serious writing staff with serious, experienced writers,” Connors said.

That is all currently known about the “Game of Thrones” game from Telltale.

Check back for more information as we get closer to the release date, whenever that may be.

Until then, check out this announcement trailer.

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