Early releases and leaks of unannounced titles are par for the course in the world of gaming. However, a possible leak by the retail giant Target has listed a possible Bethesda Studio made Game of Thrones title.
Thanks to an eagle eyed Neogaf user, a listing on Target’s official website has revealed a landing page that lists a rather interesting, one phrase title: “Bethesda: Game of Thrones.”
Obviously, there isn’t much information to go on. However, the very notion of a Bethesda Studio made Game of Thrones title warrants speculation.
Bethesda is the renowned studio behind the Elder Scrolls series, with their latest entry into the beloved franchise being Skyrim. Bethesda getting the rights to George RR Martin’s High Fantasy epic would be a match made in Aetherius.
Developers have previously tried their hand at making a Game of Thrones inspired video game, with the latest being Telltale’s Game of Thrones release. The title followed the tried and true Telltale Game’s formula of storytelling focused gameplay.
In terms of narrative, the game told the story of House Forrester, a House that is only mentioned in passing within the books. The episodes of Telltale’s Game of Thrones took place between the start of Season 3 and the beginning of Season 5 of the HBO television program.
A more RPG focused take on the series was also attempted in 2012. The title was simply called Game of Thrones. The story followed two soldiers from the War of the Usurper, or better known as Robert’s Rebellion within the mythos of the franchise. Players embarked on a journey through Westeros, defending the Seven Kingdoms from an unknown, yet powerful danger.
Although the title featured an interesting plot and combat reminiscent of the Dragon Age series, the title was ultimately panned for poor visuals and an absence of some of the bigger characters such as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
Bethesda having a crack at the Game of Thrones license equates to the best chance the series has in terms of being turned into a game. As of right now, the leaked announcement should still be considered a rumour until further confirmation from Bethesda.