Game of Thrones gets June 8 UK release date

Game of Thrones, the latest RPG from Cyanide, is set to take over the UK and Ireland on June 8 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Based on the world first penned by George R.R. Martin, players guide two playable characters through locales both new and familiar to the series.

Players land in Riverspring, a new location to the Game of Thrones world and the home of Alester Sarwyck, who seeks to put a stop to his sister's marriage. Also starring in the game is Mors, a brother of the Night's Watch that guards the wall.

Those wanting to seize the iron throne while living across the sea (you silly Targaryens!) can check out our review of the game and then try for themselves in June.
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Hugely anticipated fantasy role-playing game confirmed for release across UK and Ireland as second season of HBO® TV series comes to a conclusion
17th May 2012 – Hampshire, UK... Game of Thrones, the hugely anticipated video game based on the George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, is set for release in the UK on 8th June 2012, announced distributor Koch Media today. The release of the official videogame is timed to celebrate the season two finale of the critically-acclaimed HBO® TV show on Sky Atlantic on Sunday 3rd June.

Offering a brand new story developed with creative input from George R.R, Martin himself, Game of Thrones is a stunning action role-playing game that throws fans into a rich, fantasy environment as they engage in a heart-pounding quest for the famous Iron Throne. Playing as Mors, Sworn Brother of the Night's Watch, and Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption, players can expect to visit familiar locations from Westeros, such as The Wall and the famous King's Landing, while well-known faces you'll encounter include Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider and Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

In Game of Thrones, players have full control of their character's development; choose your character's class, find your fighting style, develop a balance between your strengths and weaknesses, and take part in epic battles. Find, buy or loot new equipment and weapons to fit your fighting style, and gain experience to improve your abilities. Likewise, political skills can be every bit as lethal as a sharpened sword, so never underestimate the power of a silver tongue when it comes to solving a critical situation!

● An epic Action/RPG offering an original story based on the best-selling novels, "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin
● Lush, fantasy visuals powered by Unreal Engine 3.
● Visit familiar places and meet well-known characters, faithfully reproduced from the TV series
● Play the game from the viewpoint of two different charismatic characters, each with their own background and skills
● Progress the way you choose: get involved in epic fights, or try to solve explosive situations through dialogue!

Developed by French studio Cyanide and published by Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media is scheduled to distribute Game of Thrones on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and Sony PlayStation®3.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.