In George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, anyone can play the Game of Thrones, including little-known House Forrester.
Telltale Games, the house behind video gaming hits like The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead, have brought this more obscure Westeros family to the forefront of a brand-new game set in Martin’s Game of Thrones universe, and it looks delightfully dramatic.
Check out the trailer below, which includes some fine voicework from Natalie Dormer and Peter Dinklage as their respective characters from the show, wily Margaery Tyrell and diminutive Tyrion Lannister.
This new story, slated to be told in six episodes, takes place near the end of the third season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, and will end just before season five of the highly-rated drama. You’ll see familiar locations like King’s Landing and The Wall, while also getting to explore less-well-known settings like Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.
This is a House loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. They are caught up in the War of the Five Kings, thrown into a turbulent time of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue and horror. You’ll take on up to five different point of view characters throughout the whole game series, and — as in most Telltale games — the choices you make as one character will affect those left available to your other characters along the way.
The ripple effect will guarantee an intriguing time in the Game of Thrones setting, and should make for a pretty fantastic gaming experience.