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Telltale Games sent another cryptic teaser for its upcoming Game of Thrones adventure game, based on the world of the HBO show, that implies the story’s unknown main characters will be from the North.
The company behind the critically acclaimed Walking Dead game sent the below image out via its social media accounts on Thursday. It includes a quotes from author George RR Martin’s latest book, A Dance With Dragons, with some words bolded for emphasis.
“…with clan names like FORRESTER” #GameOfThrones: A @TelltaleGames Series Based on the @HBO Series#IronFromIce pic.twitter.com/Bm99n7qaie
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) August 29, 2014
The teaser also includes a house sigil for a house that fans are unfamiliar with, rather than one like Stark or Targaryen. Telltale’s previous teaser, posted on social media in late August, features a list of houses; Forrester has been set apart in a larger font.
The Forresters are a minor house that is sworn to House Glover, which is a Northern house sworn to the Starks. They are only mentioned once in the books, and are never mentioned in the show. It makes sense for a company that creates story-driven games to focus on an unknown house so the writers could flesh out the game world to beyond what viewers have already seen.
While Telltale Games is quick to point out the game is based on the HBO show, rather than the Song of Ice and Fire series, fans of the books know a lot happens in the North after Stannis Baratheon shows up to clear out the Wildlings. We could be getting a story that centers around the period of time before the Red Wedding and the Greyjoys attacks on the North, because it’s unlikely the game would spoil the show for fans by moving much farther ahead than in the story.
Telltale has confirmed the first episode of its Game of Thrones game would be out before the end of the year, and five episodes would make up the game’s first season.