French development studio Cyanide intends to make the first video games based on one of the most beloved and bloody series of fantasy novels in recent memory.
Like many a video game, they're also full of death. Enjoying the adventures of a character them? Assume he or she dies at some point.
Cyanide, makers of Blood Bowl, apparently believe that such material will make for a great game. They've announced today that they've obtained the rights to make games out of these books for "next-generation consoles and PC" in collaboration with Marin.
"The twists and turns of the plot will allow us to deliver an experience which can be enjoyed by both long-time fans as well as gamers new to the series," Cyanide's managing director, Patrick Pilgersdoffer said in a press release.
Development has begun on the project, according to Cyanide.
The first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, was published in 1996. Three more have been published in the as-of-yet unfinished series.
In 2007, HBO announced plans to create a TV series based on the books.
Cyanide's game would be the first based on the series.