We're utterly addicted to the Game of Thrones TV series, and something tells us that we're going to get hooked on the upcoming strategy game based on George R.R Martin's fantasy series of novels.
The game is being developed by Cyanide, and will be released on September 29. In keeping with the tone of the books there's going to be a lot of political backstabbing and nastiness, the developers claim. You'll be able to assassinate your opponent leaders, set up secret alliances, make use of spies and weaken economies.
"It is also very possible, by cleverly using all the low blows the game allows you to use, to earn victory without ever entering an open war or recruiting any army. A real first in a real-time strategy game!" The press release claims. That has us excited, but there's a danger involved here too.
A Game of Thrones is going to require seriously good AI to be any fun in single player. Backstabbing a stupid AI opponent isn't exactly satisfying. This is the team behind the pretty reasonable Blood Bowl though, so we're remaining optimistic.
The release is just a couple of weeks away, but in the meantime enjoy the new screenshots.