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Atlus Picks Up Game of Thrones For Early Next Year

The same developer behind the recent strategy game is also working on this one.

[Insert winter is coming joke here]

Atlus has picked up the rights to publish Cyanide Studios’ action RPG simply titled Game of Thrones, an action RPG based on HBO’s show and with a brand-new story from author George R.R. Martin.

Players pick two original characters, described as “former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion,” and will reportedly take place over 30 hours.

You won’t have to wait long for Game of Thrones, either, as Atlus has scheduled the game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in early 2012.

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Posted by patrickklepek

[Insert winter is coming joke here]

Atlus has picked up the rights to publish Cyanide Studios’ action RPG simply titled Game of Thrones, an action RPG based on HBO’s show and with a brand-new story from author George R.R. Martin.

Players pick two original characters, described as “former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion,” and will reportedly take place over 30 hours.

You won’t have to wait long for Game of Thrones, either, as Atlus has scheduled the game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in early 2012.

Edited by GalacticPunt

Let me sing you a song of Ice and Fire, about how I never have to stress about that comment quest ever again! Forsooth!

Posted by Frostmane

Do we have to wait 5 years for a sequel?

Posted by Undeadpool

The only game where choosing the "good" path will get you the "bad" ending (IE: you'll probably wind up dead in a ditch).

Posted by Vorbis

Something to look forward to.

Posted by StealthRaptor

@Undeadpool said:

The only game where choosing the "good" path will get you the "bad" ending (IE: you'll probably wind up dead in a ditch).

Naked and headless. If you're lucky.

Posted by kerikxi

Hopefully it's significantly better than Game of Thrones Genesis. A Dragon Age style RPG is just the right fit though, if they can pull it off.

Posted by McFly

Oh man, fingers crossed in hope this is better than the RTS they released last month.

Also, fantasy RPG is suddenly a very popular genre with this, Dark Souls, Skyrim, Reckoning and Dragon's Dogma all being released within 6 months.

Posted by Marcsman

With Atlus I am very excited. But my dreams of the seven kingdoms united once again under Targaryen rule have been dashed. Hopefully one of the soldiers will be Ned Stark. If I cannot rule as a dragon , then the dire wolf is the next best thing.

Posted by ttocs

It's the same developer as the previous game? That's disheartening. Especially since they are going to pump it out so fast. Why does Atlus pick up these games to publish?

Posted by Winternet

Cyanide Studios? Those are the dudes that make Pro Cycling Manager. Weird.

Posted by TruthOasis

Prepare yourselves, a terrible game is coming.

Posted by TheChaos

@TruthOasis said:

Prepare yourselves, a terrible game is coming.

It is known.

Posted by TorMasturba

Does anybody else have a bad feeling about this?

Edited by Mr_Skeleton

Sequel is coming.

Posted by tallTuck94

this will be terrible but i will play it several times start to end and i have no idea why

Posted by ValiantGrizzly

Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck.

Please.

Posted by Vexxan

I should watch that show.

Posted by endaround

Well the screenshots look decent but middleware these days can do wonderful things. Now one can be apprehensive that this is being put out by Atlus instead of HBO's corporate cousin Warner Brothers Interactive.

Posted by Hass

@McFly:

That's because nobody's doing RPGs anymore,

it's just merely a sticker on the box. A game got

stats, ah, surely must be a role playing game.

Posted by CrimsonClown

PLEASE be good.

Posted by VicRattlehead

wouldn't get too excited... the genesis is shit

Posted by Nightriff

@kerikxi said:

Hopefully it's significantly better than Game of Thrones Genesis. A Dragon Age style RPG is just the right fit though, if they can pull it off.

Dragon Age Origins right? No one wants to see DA2 again

Posted by kerikxi

@ttocs: It was developed concurrently with the RTS. Take that how you will.

@Nightriff: Well, DA:O was directly inspired by GRRM's work, so yeah. I avoided DA2 so I don't know specifically what went wrong with it.

Posted by yyZiggurat

Jack Frost is coming.

Posted by SolongWrex

This has "shitty money grab" written all over it, but I hope they can come up with something.

Posted by Benny

@TheChaos said:

@TruthOasis said:

Prepare yourselves, a terrible game is coming.

It is known.

it is known

Posted by Mikemcn

@digitalsea87 said:

Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck.

Please.

Yep, between this game, the books and the 2nd season of the show, I could be a very happy Game of Thrones fan.

Posted by phrosnite

Oh, Game of Thrones... The more I think about the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books the less I like them. The game may be good now that Atlus is developing it.

Posted by metalsnakezero

Well at least Atlus has more winners than losers.

Posted by Rayeth

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

Posted by masterpaperlink

To anyone who has read all the books, is ASOIAF worth finishing? im on book 2 and its pretty great but i have heard mixed opinions on later books, is it worth reading them all?

Posted by kerikxi

@endaround: Warner doesn't have exclusive rights to the franchise. The rights for the games were picked up before the HBO series was.

Posted by Hilikus
@masterpaperlink: I haven't read book 5 yet so I can't say if anything goes downhill, but starting with book 4 Martin splits up the amount of characters he covers, which may leave you without many characters you care for. Personally, book 3 is my favorite and I recommend that you read through it, and while I was bummed at the lack of some characters in book 4, I eventually grew to like most of the characters it focused on.
Edited by endaround

@kerikxi said:

@endaround: Warner doesn't have exclusive rights to the franchise. The rights for the games were picked up before the HBO series was.

No, I know. But this sounds like its coming off the TV rights as separate from the book rights (even though Martin is providing a story) because HBO is going to be providing assets for use in game. Yes this may have FMV. So its sort of strange that WB isn't also publishing. Now it could just be that WB doesn't have room in its schedule.

Edited by phrosnite

@masterpaperlink said:

To anyone who has read all the books, is ASOIAF worth finishing? im on book 2 and its pretty great but i have heard mixed opinions on later books, is it worth reading them all?

I watched the TV Show and decided to read the books so I bought the 2nd and the whole 3rd. Read the 2nd, 3 part 1 and 200 pages of part 2. Yes, I gave up... the writing style of the author got on my nerves. The books aren't without flaws. I would classify them as " very unpolished gems".

Edit: Oh, I read the plot summary on Wiki for book 3 part 2, 4 and 5... I'm glad I didn't buy 4th and 5th. Time and money not wasted.

Posted by Declarius

This is old isn't it? They've already released some screenshots last month and everything.

Edited by gosukiller

Judging by the RTS... I feel a breeze.

Posted by endaround

@Dagmar said:

This is old isn't it? They've already released some screenshots last month and everything.

It was known it was being made, that Atlus was publishing came out in USAToday yesterday leading to a press release today with a vague release period.

Posted by Enigma777

After killing Jon, I no longer care for this franchise. Martin, you monster!

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Posted by Pronssi

@Enigma777: Nice going man, thanks for the spoiler :I I'm just reading a dance with dragons.

Posted by binni

Why on earth let Cyanide do it? They thoroughly messed up the other one and are know to be one of the most arrogant and difficult gaming companies to their fans (Blood Bowl).

Posted by vmehnert

It is known.

Posted by JakeLogan

A Song of Darkness and Souls

Edited by Benny

@Enigma777

This will sound harsh, but if you think he's dead, that's extremely naive. This is the exact sort of thing martin does to keep people guessing. Stannis will be alive too as will Daenerys, for some reason he decided to go for a TV season finale style ending to his book.
Posted by EXCellR8

interesting...

Posted by Bam_D_Leprechaun

@Enigma

Douchebag, use a goddamn spoiler tag next time, also like said above, you don't know who's "dead"

this makes me excited, i'm on the 3rd book right now and enjoying the hell out of it

Edited by Aegon
@Marcsman said:

With Atlus I am very excited. But my dreams of the seven kingdoms united once again under Targaryen rule have been dashed. Hopefully one of the soldiers will be Ned Stark. If I cannot rule as a dragon , then the dire wolf is the next best thing.

Why have they been dashed? /Spoiler start/ Daenerys is still alive and Aegon has already begun his conquest. /end of spoilers/. 
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Posted by spartan1017

I thought this was why we have The Witcher.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

Why? WHY??? 
 
Why is the playable character in the adaptation of an awesome movie always a fictional NOBODY made up for the game? 
 
I wanna play as NEO in The Matrix, as FRODO (err) in LOTR games, as STARK in Game of Thrones, not some fucking unknown soldier.

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