|Source: Game of Thrones Guide|
Telltale Games have today announced the development of the first episode in their Game of Thrones series of quasi-RPG downloadable video games. Titled "Iron From Ice", the opening instalment of the previously-announced Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series - which first came to light at the Spike Video Game Awards in the Winter of 2013, aptly enough - will pick up where the Red Wedding left off by presenting the immediate ramifications of the infamous yet seismic event which brought the third season of HBO's beloved fantasy drama to a devastating conclusion.
If that seems like a rather familiar premise at first glance, then fret not, as Telltale are once again miles ahead of us. In spite of their decision to analyse the much-discussed denouement of Season Three in further detail, the developers aren't retreading well-covered ground for the sake of it, but instead will introduce House Forrester - a Westerosian family who've only been referenced fleetingly in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and who'll never likely make an appearance in the show despite now being regarded as canon by HBO thanks to this project - into the mix through five family members and servants based both in the realms of Westeros and Essos, each of whom will influence one another's character arcs and actions in a variety of ways as the six-episode narrative progresses. Key settings for the Telltale Games Series will include hallowed fan favourites such as King's Landing and the Wall, yet we suspect that the vast majority of fans of the show and its increasingly irregularly-updated source material will be more than content with the knowledge that perhaps the most accomplished digital episodic story-teller of the century will see us through to Season Five both figuratively and literally, since the final instalment will purportedly act as a direct prequel to the much-anticipated new run.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will début with "Iron From Ice" this Winter on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, iOS and other still-to-be-revealed hardware.