Telltale: Game of Thrones Features 5 Playable Characters


Although much hasn’t been said (or shown) about Telltale Games’ upcoming episodic adventure into the Game of Thrones universe, we do at least know the amount of people we will be playing as. In an interview with IBTimes UK, senior vice president of publishing Steve Allison noted that you will be playing as five separate characters from within the same house (family).

“In Game of Thrones we’re taking that multi-protagonist design [referring to Tales from the Borderlands] even further with five playable characters from the same family whose choices affect everyone in the family, and that adds a whole new layer to things that we’re really excited about,” explains Allison.

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Knowing how well Telltale Games has weaved stories through the lens of a singular protagonist with The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, I was skeptical at first about hearing Telltale would depart from this in both Tales From The Borderlands and, now, Game of Thrones. However, after finishing off the last episode of The Walking Dead Season 2, I am actually relieved. Mixing things up, playing as different characters provides flavor and variety into characterization. Having the group look to Clementine to solve all their problems doesn’t make sense in the long run, especially with her being 11 and with conflicts sometimes not even involving her as the protagonist.

Plus, with the intensely-large web of characters involved in the Game of Thrones mythos, expanding the playability to five characters will at least offer opportunities to peer into the lives of a greater group of non-playable characters to interact with. Even if playability does stay within the same house, those different viewpoints can at least show how choices of one family member can affect another that you could even play as. That, at least, offers something new to the Telltale Games tried-and-true method of relaying that “choices matter.”

Game of Thrones is still on schedule to release their first episode by the end of 2014.

h/t IGN

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