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.