Winter is coming. A Lannister always pays his debts. Incest kills the little children. Whichever Game of Thrones catchphrases you prefer, it's hard to not get excited about Cyanide Studios' upcoming action role-playing game, especially after seeing the first screens.

In development for years at Cyanide and due to be published in early 2012 by Atlus for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Game of Thrones has a lot more going for it than association with one of the most popular fantasy television series of all time.

For one, it's got an original story written under the supervision of author George. R.R. Martin, featuring a pair of original characters, both veterans of Robert's Rebellion, whose actions will help shape the future of the Seven Kingdoms.

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