Game of Thrones
Cyanide Studio's first stab at the Game of Thrones property – the RTS subtitled Genesis – didn't go over so well, but the developer (along with publisher Atlus) are readying a new RPG set in Westeros for a 2012 release.
This Game of Thrones title will come out for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 sometime in early 2012, and it lets players pick from two different original characters who were allied with Robert Baratheon when he took the throne. It's unknown how/if the game's events will mirror those in the books, but here's hoping that it doesn't make you feel like an also-ran next to the books' characters and events that we love so much.
The game is based both on author George R.R. Martin's larger A Song of Ice and Fire series (of which A Game of Thrones is the first book) as well as HBO's hit series of the same name.
Cyanide is saying that the RPG will take roughly 30 hours, and includes numerous quests, battles, and political machinations that will shape the direction of the realm. Combat is being governed by what the developer is calling the "active slowdown tactical combat engine," which slows but doesn't stop combat so you can make strategic decisions.
For our review of developer Cyanide Studio's previous Game of Thrones title, A Game of Thrones – Genesis, check it out here.