Telltale Games has released the trailer for the 2nd episode in their Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series, entitled “The Lost Lords.” Telltale’s first episode in the six-part episodic game series, titled “Iron from Ice” was released in December of 2014.
Watch the trailer after the jump
“Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.”
“The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO’s TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s books (A Song of Ice and Fire). The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.”
“House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of ironwood. The Forrester house words are ‘Iron from Ice’, which echoes their belief that – like the ironwood itself – the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.”
“‘The Lost Lords,” the second episode in the critically-acclaimed game series, will be available Tuesday, February 3rd on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The episode will be available on Wednesday, February 4th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The series will also be coming to compatible iOS devices via the App Store on Thursday, February 5th and to compatible Android-based devices.”
Speaking from personal experience, having played through the first episode, “Iron from Ice”, I absolutely loved it. As an avid fan of both the books and show, being able to play the game from the start of the events of the Red Wedding and then being able to interact with major characters from ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, really allowed me to immerse myself in that imaginary world.
In “The Lost Lords” the player will be able to play from all five character’s points of view, as opposed to only three from the first episode, “Iron from Ice”.
“Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones… where you win, or you die.”
As a fan of all things in the North, I am overly excited to be able to play a PoV alongside Jon Snow. I am highly interested in how the story will play out at The Wall, and what role the men of The Night’s Watch will play in the story. February 3rd cannot get here fast enough!