One of most popular book series (which has also been adapted into a popular HBO program) is now coming to a console near you...

In press release today Atlus has announced that it is planning to release a video game adaptation of Game of Thrones, which will be developed by Cyanide Studios. Launching in 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC the role-playing game will be an original story developed under the supervision of series creator George R. R. Martin, and will feature the likenesses of the worlds and actors portraying the characters. No word on if the actors themselves will be voicing the characters, though more will be revealed before the release date.

Here is more info regarding Game of Thrones from the press release:

In this 30-plus hour action RPG, players will enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros. As one of two original characters with disparate motivations, both former soldiers of Robert's Rebellion, players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms. Their journey will span numerous quests, during which they will interact with many characters and make key decisions that impact the realm.

Standing before the majesty and bitter isolation of the Wall or walking through the streets and alleys of King's Landing, players will not simply pass by locations and characters integral to the series; they will explore and interact with them, meeting and learning about the people and history that defines them and their importance. Key decisions and major events will have meaningful impact on Westeros, allowing the player to witness how the game world evolves over time based on their actions or inactions. Moreover, "Game of Thrones" introduces an innovative "active slowdown tactical combat engine" in which combat mirrors the series' thoughtful approach to war and politics: fighting slows but never stops entirely, forcing the player to make quick, pressured choices before their enemy strikes again.

For more information visit the game's official site.

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