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Telltale's Game of Thrones covers seasons 3-5 of HBO's TV series

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The six episodes in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will run from late in the third season right up to season 5 of HBO's Game of Thrones television series, Telltale announced today.

Season 5 is expected to premiere on HBO in spring 2015. Telltale has said all along that its adventure game series would be based on "the world, characters and events seen in HBO's TV show," which itself is adapted from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels. The studio said today that players "will visit familiar locations such as King's Landing and The Wall." However, Telltale confirmed previously that for its game, it will also bring in elements from the books that haven't yet appeared on the HBO series.

Case in point: House Forrester, which was mentioned in A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book of the series. House Forrester is located in the Wolfswood in the northern region of Westeros, and is loyal to House Stark of Winterfell. Ironrath is the Forrester home base, a place Telltale describes as "an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees." Ironwood is a natural resource that's in great demand throughout the land, and House Forrester controls most of the ironwood trees in the Wolfswood.

Telltale's Game of Thrones will feature five different playable characters in various locations around Westeros and Essos; all of them are members of House Forrester. The studio warns that players will have to keep track of their actions from each point of view, juggling the interests of all five individuals, since "the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester."

Iron from Ice, the first of six episodes in Telltale's Game of Thrones, is set to debut later this year on iOS, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Telltale said it will announce other platforms in the future; the studio's previous titles, such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, have also appeared on Android and PlayStation Vita, for example.