It’s going to be a long wait for fans of Game of Thrones. The hit HBO fantasy TV series just completed its seventh season, and the eight and final season won’t begin for at least another year, if not longer. The folks at developer Turbine and publisher Warner Bros Interactive want to make that wait more tolerable with the upcoming launch of Game of Thrones: Conquest.
The game is due for release later this year in the Google Play Store, but you can pre-register for it now at its official website. If you do, you can claim $50 worth of free in-game content when it goes live. This will include three Night’s Watch-based items (The Black of the Night’s Watch’s Chest Piece, the Sword in the Darkness, and the Watcher of the Wall’s Helmet), along with 500 gold pieces, one million wood and one million food resources and 24 hours of in-game speed-ups.
So what will Game of Thrones: Conquest be all about? According to its website, it will be a MMO strategy game where players will create their own House in the land of Westeros. You can then make alliances with other players’ Houses and fight against online enemies to secure the land’s many different regions. You can choose to use military might or diplomatic deception to achieve these goals, as you try to conquer lands that are well known by fans of the series, such as Winterfell, Casterly Rock and King’s Landing. You could even encounter characters from the show itself, who might help or hinder your conquests.
All of this sounds cool, but games based on licensed properties tend to be hit-or-miss in terms of quality. We will have to see if Game of Thrones: Conquest will be in the “hit” part of the equation. In the meatime, would you play an online strategy MMO based on Game of Thrones? Let us know you thoughts in the comments!