PARIS – May 11, 2012 – Take a look behind the scenes of Game of Thrones, the role-playing game adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s extraordinary saga, coming soon to Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC.
Narrated by Project Director Thomas Veauclin and Lead Game Designer Sylvain Sechi from Cyanide Studio, “Behind the Wall” explains how the role-playing game set in the famous A Song of Ice and Fire universe was born. The pair discuss working with author George R.R. Martin to produce a game faithful to the universe he imagined, and how the TV series produced by HBO has influenced their work.
The game’s creators also explain their desire to tell an original story running parallel to the first book of the saga. It involves two original characters: Mors of the Night’s Watch, and Alester the Red Priest. They detail the attributes of these two characters that players will embody throughout the game, following a style of narration similar to George R.R. Martin’s in the novels. We invite you to discover all this and many more fascinating details with this video, “Behind the Wall.”
Game of Thrones will release on Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3 and PC on May 15 in North America, and the first week of June in Europe.
About Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is a big role playing game developed by Cyanide for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC. The game is based on the famous series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, which has already sold over 15 million units around the world, and which HBO® has recently adapted into the critically-praised TV series Game of Thrones.
This is the most ambitious project of Cyanide Studio. Developed on Unreal Engine 3 and written under the supervision of George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones will allow fans of the series, and more generally adepts of role-playing games, to live an exceptional adventure in one of the most finely-worked universe from the medieval fantasy literature.
Along the 30 hours of gameplay offered by Game of Thrones, play as Mors, sworn brother of the Night’s Watch, and Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption who is back to Westeros after a long exile. The Hand of King Robert Baratheon has just passed away, and these two charismatic heroes will find themselves dragged in a grand quest that will lead them through familiar and gorgeous places of Westeros, such like the Wall and its region, or the famous King’s Landing. In this grand adventure, they will meet famous faces: Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider or Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch faithfully reproduced from the TV series.
In Game of Thrones, you will choose the class of your characters, find your fighting style, reach a good balance between your strengths and weaknesses, and get ready for epic battles! Find, buy or loot new equipment and weapons to fit your approach of the fights, and gain experience to improve your skills or learn new ones. Slow the time down during battle to analyze the situation and choose your next moves. In Game of Thrones, political skills can be as lethal as a sharpen sword, so never underestimate the power of a silver tongue to solve a critical situation!
Game of Thrones RPG will release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC early 2012.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide – such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2012, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes™ on PC and for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video game of Le Tour de France. www.focus-home.com
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s well-known board game. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin. http://www.cyanide-studio.com
Erin Fan, TriplePoint
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