Reigns: A Game of Thrones Arrives in October23 Aug 2018 4
A teaser image went out yesterday that hinted some kind of Game (of Thrones) was afot, and now we have a press release and a shiny new video to prove it. It seems to be loosely based on the events of the TV show, updated for the most recent season. You can choose which of the remaining iconic characters will attempt to rule the Iron Throne;
Through the fiery visions of Melisandre, claim the Iron Throne as Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and more to carefully navigate the complex relationships and hostile factions of the Seven Kingdoms. Employ ruthless tactics to outwit political rivals and wield impervious charm on your fickle bannerman. Maintain the balance and favor of the people to extend your reign and maybe, one day, survive the horrors of the coming winter.
Not initially what we thought they might do then. In fact, we're just going to post the full official summary because the implications are quite intriguing:
Impose Your Will: Swipe left or right to change the fate of the Seven Kingdoms forever as you hear the impassioned pleas and unpredictable demands from the people of Westeros. If a particular character becomes bothersome, tear their card in half to unburden Your Majesty with their concerns – but at what cost?
Reenvision Westeros: Melisandre’s visions are your playing field and extend beyond the TV series to imagine the many fates of those that would sit upon the Iron Throne. Rebuild the Great Sept of Baelor as Cersei or discover the path of the Seven Kingdoms if Sansa Stark had married Jaime Lannister.
Regal Mini Games: Even the most powerful rulers need to set aside their worries and partake in more trivial matters now and then. From jousting to tavern brawls, these distractions aren’t without consequence!
A Grander Reigns: Fans of the Reigns series will be delighted with the biggest, deepest entry in the series that does not simply retell the stories you know but rather lets you create new adventures at your whim.
So the player is technically Melisandre, I guess? Anyway, it seems that this will be more than just a licensed skinning of Reigns which is good, and will encompass events and other 'what if' scenarios beyond the scope of the TV show, which is even better.