Game of Thrones video game featurette steps through the forms

Atlus has released a new video for its upcoming adventure game, Game of Thrones, based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels and the popular HBO series.

The video, narrated by Atlus rep Aram Jabbari, takes viewers through the combat and class selection system, and other elements of the ludic narrative. 

The new title is most interesting in that it does not require players to navigate through the actual story of Game of Thrones. Rather, it places them in the world, but not into the shoes of one or more of the main characters from the books or show.

This way players, the players are able to interact with their environment, see the vistas of the land, and learn about the families and mythologies without feeling their hand forced through a contrived version of an existing plot. It’s not, therefore a direct tie-in game, but more of an adventure title running under the franchise of the novels and television show, something which is infinitely better.

Another feature to look forward to? The players will not have to play an ‘important’ figure. Meaning, the two characters one has to choose from are each just men of the world, not peasants, but not critical nobles either, allowing still more freedom.

The game narrative follows the two characters on an adventure which intersects with the story, but further plot details have not yet been announced.

Game of Thrones, which is developed by Cyanide Studios, will be available for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on May 15, 2012.