Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will continue in a matter of weeks. Telltale Games has sent out the trailer and release dates for Episode 2, entitled "The Lost Lords."
Episode 2 will be rolled out over the course of three days. Here's when each platform will receive it: House Forrester, a noble house in the north of Westeros that finds itself caught in the middle of a civil war. Players control five different characters connected to House Forrester throughout the adventure.
Like other Telltale Games such as The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones isn't much of an action game. There's a bit of combat that's resolved with Quick Time Events but players' most meaningful actions take place in conversations. They're often provided with moral decisions that shape the story. In Episode 1, for example, players were asked whether or not to punish a villager who had stolen food. The decisions players make as one character will affect the lives of the others.
House Forrester had a really awful string of luck in the first episode. If you haven't played it yet, you should probably stop reading here. Telltale's description of Episode 2 is filled with spoilers:
House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath is occupied by Whitehill soldiers. The survival of the family depends upon those who are left. Placed at King’s Landing, the epicenter of intrigue, Mira Forrester must weigh her loyalty to Margaery Tyrell against the needs of her family, while choosing how to play the political games of Tyrion Lannister. One misstep could spell doom for Mira and her entire family. To the far north, Gared Tuttle finds that the wall and its crows hold little love for a squire from the Wolfswood, but finds kinship in the bastard son of Ned Stark. Gared must prove worthy of becoming a ranger in order to carry out the mission given him; one that is vital to the future of those he serves. To the east, Asher Forrester, the exiled son, is called back to Westeros to aid his family, but how can one man help when the Boltons rule the north with an iron fist? Meanwhile, an unexpected source of hope returns to the Forresters, but Ironrath is no place for the weak.
This will be the first time that we play as Asher Forrester. Throughout Episode 1, we kept hearing about what a loose cannon he is. He seems like the sort who might be willing to stand up to the forces arrayed against House Forrester. I can't help but feel like things are going to end badly for him, though. Characters in Game of Thrones that seem like traditional heroes usually have a short life expectancy.
Episode 2 also marks the in-game debut of Jon Snow. Kit Harrington, the actor who plays him in the show, lent his voice and likeness to the game. Other Game of Thrones actors who are participating in the game include Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Natalie Dormer. We should see those three again in Episode 2 during its King's Landing scenes.