Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and HBO Global Licensing today announced the release of ‘Sons of Winter,’ the fourth of six episodes of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.
Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.
The fourth episode is available now on PC/Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, as well PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in North America (SCEA), and for PlayStation 4 in Europe (SCEE). The episode will be available May 27th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be coming to compatible iOS devices via the App Store and to Android-based devices on May 28th. The episode will be available on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3 in Europe (SCEE) on May 29th.
In Episode 4, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still held prisoner, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King’s Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten?
“With the first half of the season behind us, the stakes for House Forrester have been set and the fate of the family is now firmly in the player’s hands,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games. “Between the Whitehill occupation in Ironrath, dangerous alliances in King’s Landing, revolution in Meereen, and treason at Castle Black – players will be challenged in every corner of the realm with decisions that will affect the outcome of their story this season, and beyond.”
The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in the hit HBO TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s books (A Song of Ice and Fire). The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.
The game is played from five different points of view. Each is either a direct Forrester family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 4: ‘Sons of Winter’ is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Intense Violence, Blood, and Strong Language by the ESRB. Future content in the series is yet to be rated by the ESRB.