Game of Thrones

If you’ve been holding off from jumping into Telltale’s Game of Thrones episodic series, there’s no better time than now. The developer has announced that Episode 1: Iron from Ice, is now available completely free of charge on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android-based devices.

There is an ulterior motive, of course. Telltale also announced that the Game of Thrones finale, Episode 6: The Ice Dragon, will be releasing worldwide on November 17th. Releasing Episode 1 for free is clearly just a manipulative ploy to suck us into game world and thus force us to purchase episodes 2 through 6. A cruel, yet delicious plot to be sure – quite fitting of the Game of Thrones moniker…

For those not in the know, here is Telltale’s synopsis for their Game of Thrones series:

Based on HBO’s award-winning television drama, Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester, a noble house from the north of Westeros. 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.

Telltale also released a new video today that highlights the game’s implementation of the HBO TV cast. Check it out below to tide you over until November 17th.

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.