Night’s Watch

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Above you can see the first teaser poster released for the second season of Game of Thrones. The design isn’t super exciting, but it in no way dampens my excitement for the show’s return. And yes, war is coming and I’m anticipating it will blow our minds.

For proof of the epic scale and grandeur HBO is hoping to achieve this season check out the latest behind-the-scenes, making-of video they’ve released. This one follows Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and the men of the Night’s Watch as they travel north of the wall. Or as we call it on Earth, Iceland.

Damn. That looks cold.

Something about Game of Thrones I think is just awesome is how real the whole world feels. Yes, it’s a fantasy novel and yes these places don’t really exist, but they ways George R.R. Martin described them and the way to crew of HBO’s series have recreated them, it’s astounding.

Game of Thrones returns April 1st.

Source: Comic Book Movie

If you’re a gamer and fan of George R.R. Martin‘s epic saga, A Song of Ice and Fire you’ve got a shiny new year ahead of you. We already know to be expecting not one, not two but THREE Game of Thrones-inspired video games over the next year. One of these will be a casual, social game similar to Farmville, another a browser-based MMO and the third a Mass Effect-like RPG for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The RPG is set to release in early 2012 and what we saw in the first trailer looks extremely promising. This game comes from Cyanide Studios and was developed with involvement of Martin. It will feature original characters with their on storylines weaved into what we already know about Westeros. Two of these characters will be Mors Westfold, a member of the Night’s Watch on the Wall, and a Red Priest named Alester Sarwyck. What’s especially cool, is since HBO’s had this successful television series, Game of Thrones, you might have heard of it, the game developers were able to benefit from using some of the series’ actors for voice work. It’ll be a nice little touch to connect the two properties.

Check out the first game trailer as well as the new trailer focusing on The Wall, below.

Do the trailers make the game look promising? Are you more interested in either of the other planned Game of Thrones video games?

Source: Geeks of Doom