During this weekend’s VGX 2013 video game awards, Telltale Games confirmed rumors it has partnered with HBO to produce a Game of Thrones episodic video game series, similar to its critically acclaimed Walking Dead game. No details were given as to the story or characters.
“Since the very beginning, Telltale’s goal has been to work alongside the most talented and respected forces in entertainment, bringing their worlds to the interactive space as no other game studio can,” Telltale CEO Dan Connors said in a statement. “Working with HBO to develop a new game series based on Game of Thrones is a natural fit for our studio. This partnership will create an experience that will captivate the huge, global Game of Thrones audience. It will put them in control of the epic stories of warfare, intrigue, violence and revenge that we know and love.”
A previous Game of Thrones video game was developed by Atlus for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012, based on George R.R. Martin’s original novels rather than the HBO drama. The game was a critical failure, earning an aggregate score of 53 on Metacritic.
Telltale has had a huge year, debuting its long-awaited The Wolf Among Us game based on the Fables comic book series to critical acclaim, and the anticipated second season of The Walking Dead game is rumored to release before the end of the year. In addition to Game of Thrones, the studio also announced an episodic game series based on the fan-favorite Borderlands video game franchise.
Check out the full Game of Thrones trailer below.
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