The first details for Telltale Games’ upcoming Game of Thrones video game series have been released. The game will tell the story of House Forrester, a Northern house that is put in peril during the War of the Five Kings. Players will play from the point of view of five different members of House Forrester, spread throughout Westeros and Essos. Their actions will decide whether or not House Forrester falls into ruin.
The game is based on HBO’s Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and will take place beginning towards the end of the show’s third season, and coming to its conclusion just before Season 5 begins. Telltale promises players will visit familiar locations like King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as new location like Ironrath, the seat of House Forrester, which sits at the edge of the largest ironwood forest in Westeros.
Telltale describes House Forrester as “a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are 'Iron from Ice', which echoes their belief that - like the ironwood itself - the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.”
House Forrester controls most of the ironwood in the Wolfswood, which they have used to great strategic and economic advantage. This doesn’t sit well with their rivals, House Whitehill.
The Forresters have not appeared in Game of Thrones, but are canon in A Song of Ice and Fire, having appeared in A Dance with Dragons.
No release date was given, but Telltale says the first of their six episode Game of Thrones series, titled Iron from Ice, will be released “soon” for PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.
Telltale Games is the developer of outstanding licensed episodic games like The Walking Dead Season 1 and Season 2 and The Wolf Among Us, based on the Vertigo Comics series Fables.