George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
novels have been brought to the attention of many people worldwide recently thanks to the HBO TV series named after the first novel in the series, A Game of Thrones
. This increased attention has resulted in the development of an action RPG for the Xbox 360, http://www.trueachievements.com/Game-of-Thrones-xbox-360.htm
Just like the novels, the game will initially feature two independent and alternating storylines based on two playable characters. Mors is a sworn member of the Night's Watch, the brotherhood tasked with guarding the Wall. The Wall forms a barrier between the continent of Westeros and the unmapped North lands and prevents the hostile wildlings from entering the kingdom. However, Mors finds himself travelling southwards towards King's Landing. The unforgiving lands of Brandon's Gift and The New Gift will only be the first of many challenges that he will face.
Meanwhile, Alester is a red priest in the Westerlands. He must travel eastwards from Riverspring towards the Red Keep, the main fortress in King's Landing. Both of their quests will be guided by revenge, loyalty, honor, and family. Unsurprisingly, the twisting plot will also be filled with betrayal and violence. The two characters' paths will cross during a common quest, but who knows what will happen after that?
These new screenshots show the two characters during their quests:Game of Thrones
is due to be released in Q2 2012. Check out all of our previous coverage here