News November 10, 2011

Game of Thrones...The Game!

Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 11/10/2011

Yesterday, ATLUS (in collaboration with HBO and Cyanide Studios) announced that they are going to publish Game of Thrones the video game! The RPG will be based on the internationally bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series of books by George R.R. Martin and the critically acclaimed HBO TV series. Launching sometime in 2012, the game will have an original story written under Martin’s supervision.

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"The Game of Thrones television series and the A Song of Ice and Fire book series it is based on represent some of the most captivating, original medieval fantasy and drama ever created," commented Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc.  "Its amalgam of bitterly antagonistic rival houses, deeply nuanced characters, intricate political machinations, and breathtaking fantasy--all set within a richly storied world--offers unparalleled realism and raw emotion.  We are honored to work with HBO, Cyanide Studios, and the great George R. R. Martin in bringing an exciting action RPG set in this beloved fantasy universe to fans and gamers in early 2012." –Press

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With over 15 million books sold and a hit TV series, a game adaptation was the next step. Hopefully, unlike most licensed games, Game of Thrones will be a hit. Be sure to check back often as we continue to cover this title!