After almost two months of silence following episode 3, “The Sword in the Darkness,” Telltale has finally teased the next installment of its Game of Thrones series, “Sons of Winter.” Be warned: Spoilers ahead!
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“Sons of Winter” kicks off the second half of Telltale’s Westerosi saga, and things aren’t looking much better for any of our heroes from the beleaguered House Forrester. In King’s Landing, Mira is trying her best to keep her head down and avoid any unwanted attention in the wake of the Purple Wedding. Back at home in Ironrath, the newly-minted Lord Rodrick is struggling to keep the peace while trying to figure out how he can get out from under the boot of the Whitehills, a task complicated by the fact that they have his younger brother Ryon as a hostage.
Up at Castle Black, Gared has to forsake his Night’s Watch vows and strike off beyond The Wall to find the mysterious North Grove, facing Wildlings, giants, white walkers, and any number of other potential dangers lurking past the fringe of civilization. Finally, across the Narrow Sea, Asher is sent on a special mission by Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, whom he met at the end of the previous episode. To quote Telltale’s summary, “will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten?”
Surely something has to start going right for the Forresters, no? Or in true, George R. R. Martin fashion are we destined to have everyone we care about raped and murdered in front of our eyes? “Sons of Winter” will release for all platforms at some point in the next few weeks. We will post the release date and trailer as soon as Telltale has shared them.