Gamers and Game Of Thrones fans have known that an MMORPG based upon the HBO show has been in the works at Bigpoint for awhile. Today, the developer revealed official details on the tie-in for the first time. Titled Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms, the title is a F2P MMORPG set in the Game of Thrones universe created by HBO.
“Selecting a game’s title can be quite an arduous process, especially in the free-to-play space where games must be easily discoverable by players around the world,” said Max Pfaff, Producer, Bigpoint. “By selecting Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms we’re confident that we’ve chosen an identifiable name that will resonate with the global community of diehard Thrones fans.”
Hit the jump for the trio of screenshots hinting at the graphical fidelity delivered by the Unity engine that the upcoming trailer will highlight. There’s also details to, you know, the plot and gameplay behind the cut.
No (major) spoilers, unlike the official press release! Jerks!
We have to wait until San Diego Comic Con for a full trailer reveal, but Bigpoint did discuss the title’s lore. Set after the climatic deaths of Season 1, Seven Kingdoms will challenge players during the Clash of Kings as Robert Stark and the Baratheon Brothers attempt to usurp Joffrey Baratheon’s throne. Players will engage in PvP, political backstabbing and siege combat.
Bigpoint is once again collaborating with Artplant on the development of Seven Kingdoms. The two companies previously tag teamed another TV tie-in, Battlestar Galactica Online.
Currently, there is no publicly available release window.