Telltale Games will finally wrap up their run on the Game of Thrones series on November 17th. The game series follows the HBO television series of the same name, but it explores characters within the lore that are secondary to the happenings within the television universe.
Eurogamer did a brief story about Telltale taking the time to wrap up the story and finish the season on a strong note (depending on the choices you made in previous episodes) leading up to the big finale.
The game will be available for eight different devices. Not only that but it's being reported that it will launch on said devices simultaneously. That's an extremely tall order for a developer, and it's oftentimes rare that a developer is able to pump out a game across that many platforms without there being some kind of major glitch or two. If Telltale can get out Game of Thrones without any hitches on launch day then they'll have managed to do something very few other developers have been able to accomplish.
Usually Call of Duty is known for launching across six or more devices and Activision has more than one studio working on the annual game to ensure that it gets out the door in working order. Even they have a tough time pulling that feat off. Usually there are fairly large differences between the architecture where the differences can make or break certain features.
Nevertheless, Telltale's game will be available for $29.99 and to help usher in the latest episode they are giving out the first episode for free, to help gamers become acquainted with the story before the season finale of Game of Thrones goes live. The PC version of the first episode is reportedly not being given out for free, though. To further help promote the new episode they also released a cast featurette that you can check out below.
The game follows a series of characters who intertwine their efforts with some of the main cast members from the television show. I was actually shocked after watching the feature above that so many of the stars from the HBO series actually lend their voices to the game. That's some impressive dedication to the characters.
Telltale's Game of Thrones interpretation hasn't been keeping up directly with where the television series has been heading. This means that Jon Snow is still alive and certain other characters haven't bitten the dust. The game will take place around the same time of the third season of its HBO counterpart. Players will continue to explore the story surrounding the House Forrester and some of the tragic events that befell some of the characters.
Once again, you can look for the season finale of Game of Thrones to go live on November 17th for $29.99 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android, Mac and PC.