New screen shots for the PC, Xbox360 and PS3 Game of Thrones RPG came out this week. The images focus on Castlewood, an original location created for the game. Personally I don’t see the need to create new areas if you already procured the Game of Thrones license and have a whole Westeros of existing locations, but that’s just me. Castlewood is apparently a place one of the two player characters, Alester, can retreat to if things get t0o hairy on his quest(s). The screen shots themselves look nice enough, with armour and cloths looking dirty, battered, and tattered which give the indication Cyanide will respect the grittiness of the series. It’s also nice to see a scene of torture in the bunch (plus a dog!).
The game is out in May, which will see you tromping through Westeros as either Mors of the Night Watch or Alester, A red priest. Like the books, players will alternate between the two characters, watching events take place across Westeros through different sets of eyes. Let’s hope it’s better than the strategy Game of Thrones offering from Cyanide.
In other GoT news, like winter, an MMO is coming. It’s going to be revealed more fully at the imminent Game Developers Conference, but so far we know its being developed by BigPoint and is going to be browser based. Yeah, that sounds pretty crap actually. BigPoint is responsible for such classics as Farmerama and Lords of Ultima, so I’m not exactly excited to see their casual, free to play browser based take on G.R.R Martins world. If your into that sort of thing though you can sign up for news at the game’s website.
Find the screen shots for the (non-MMO) Game of Thrones RPG below. While you are waiting for it to come out, and need some sort of Game of Thrones gaming fix, check out Crusader Kings 2. Like I said in my review, its the closest you’re going to get to playing a conniving Tywin Lannister after the disappointment of Game of Thrones: Genesis.