Ubisoft has announced a release date for the PC-exclusive Game of Thrones tie-in game, Game of Thrones: Genesis.
Closely based on George R.R. Martin's first novel in the series, A Song of Fire and Ice, Game of Thrones: Genesis is set for a September 29, 2011 release date.
Players will take the role of a noble house in the land of Westeros, where powers constantly shift in a mire of betrayal, assassination, war and sabotage.
A real-time strategy game by genre, developer Cyanide Studios nevertheless confirms that wily players will be able to win the kingdom without ever engaging in open warfare thanks to the political tools at their disposal.
Game of Thrones: Genesis is a PC exclusive that will be on sale both through conventional retail stores and digital distribution platforms, with a Collector's Edition offering further goodies.
You can read our review of Game of Thrones: The Card Game
for information on other attempts to game-ify George R.R. Martin's novels, which aired as a TV series starring Sean Bean earlier this year.
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