In fairness to Cersei Lannister, you could argue most of the characters in HBO's Game of Thrones would register 6.0 or higher on the Richter scale of Pure Evil. Yet when it comes to House Lannister's leading lady, every word drips with ice-cold vitriol, and every sentence veils her poisonous cunning. In other words... she's evil. Evil!
All of which makes her perfect to introduce the first official teaser for Telltale's Game of Thronesadaptation - you'll find the video below the break. As it suggests, actress Lena Headey reprises her TV show role in the upcoming game series, as does Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Snow. And of course, Peter Dinklage ghosts in as Tyrion near the end, confirming we'll see at least one other Lannister in the game.
That's not the end of the cast member appearances in Telltale's game. In a press release, the Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us developer said "additional cast members will appear in later episodes" of the series. That suggests the four stars announced so far will feature in the first episode, Iron from Ice, which is due to premiere later this year. Telltale's not yet announced a release date, but we do know the six-episode series is marching its way onto PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.
The game is set near the end of HBO's third season of Game of Thrones, and it'll end just before the fifth season. It'll introduce us to House Forrester, who've always offered loyalty to the Starks as the ruling house of the North. Across the series players will control five different members of House Forrester as they vie to survive, prosper, and when they have a spare moment get their kit off - yes, we're speculating on that last point... out loud.
For more on what to expect from the story, read this.
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Telltale Games and HBO® reveal first trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series
First Look at the Six-Part Episodic Game Series Based on the Emmy Award®-Winning Television Series
Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.
Today we can announce that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game. While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Teaser Trailer Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Teaser Trailer
The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO's TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin's books (A Song of Ice and Fire).The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King's Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.
House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North - the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are 'Iron from Ice', which echoes their belief that - like the ironwood itself - the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.
The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.
Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you're truly playing the Game of Thrones... where you win, or you die.
Additional details on the series and its upcoming premiere episode, 'Iron From Ice' are forthcoming. Stay tuned to the Telltale Games Blog, twitter, and Facebook pages for more information as the premiere approaches, the first of six episodes, which will be arriving for download soon on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.
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