By Patrick Dane
I don't know if there's been a busier team this year than Telltale Games. For a relatively small company, they have pumped out episode after episode for the four series they are now running. The Walking Dead Season 2 and The Wolf Among Us both concluded this year with eight episodes released in 2014. On top of that, just 2 days ago, Tales From the Borderlands launched with its first episode.
As if that wasn't enough, the developer has announced that the first episode of Game Of Thrones A Telltale Game Series will launch next week on December 2nd on PC and Mac. It will come to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Playstation 4 the day after.
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) November 27, 2014
This will be the first of six episodes in the season and will features five playable characters. While the broad plot hasn't been outlined, the season will start at the end of Season 3 and end at the beginning of Season 5 of the HBO series. You will play as members of House Forrester, who are bannermen of House Stark. They haven't yet featured in the show, but have had passing mention in George RR. Martin's books.
I really am looking forward to how Telltale handle this franchise. They have proven consistently since The Walking Dead Season One that they are one of the première storytellers in the medium. There is so much room to play in this universe. That is exciting. From a play point of view the notion of having users take on the role of more than one character is structurally interesting too. Here is hoping the studio's hot-streak continues on this front.
Patrick Dane, once a would be filmmaker, has somewhat accidentally found himself as an entertainment journalist over the past two years. You may recognize him from around these parts, or you may not. Who's counting? From E3 to SDCC to the Top Gear track, Patrick has explored the world of entertainment wherever it has taken him. He is always happy to talk words at you. Hopefully the ones above will suffice your needs.