The long-awaited teaser trailer for Telltale Games’ latest foray into licensed property, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, is finally here.
Here’s the official word from Playstation Blog:
Today we can announce that some cast members of the television series will reprise their roles in the game. While you’ll get to control five members of House Forrester in your story, the series will have you interacting with characters you already know and love (or hate) 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… as for who and when? That would spoil the surprise!
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 you’ll need to be mindful of as you play through the season. 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.
“Iron from Ice” will be the first of six episodes, and will release “soon” for download on PS4 and PS3. Anyone familiar with how Telltale operates will know that this could literally mean as soon as next week. Information on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC versions should also be coming soon.
UPDATE: IGN has compiled a list of the members of House Forrester and given a brief description for each character. As a sample, here’s what they have to say about Gared Tuttle, squire to Lord Gregor Forrester:
Gared was raised on stories of heroism about the likes of Arthur Dayne and Symeon Star-Eyes. Though the son of a pig farmer, he has always aspired to one day become a warrior himself. With the help of his uncle Duncan, who had risen from lowborn origins to become Castellan of Ironrath, Gared found work in Lord Forrester’s stables, rising through the ranks to eventually be named his squire. Gared has served Lord Forrester throughout the long months in King Robb’s army, and is ready to be a warrior in his own right.
Cian: From a personal point of view, I’m pleasantly surprised that cast members of the show are reprising their roles here – the potential jarring nature of alien voices coming from familiar faces had been one of my main worries about the game. I really hope that Telltale’s split loyalties between this and Tales from the Borderlands won’t impact the game going forward.