Confession: I still haven't played part two of TellTale's episodic Game of Thrones series. For all I know, King Joffrey has arrested all of our heroes and sentenced them to death by rabid weasel (it seems like his kind of corporal punishment). I'd better get to the weasels - if weasels there be - before Thursday of this week when Episode Three, "The Sword in the Darkness," comes out on Android.
Like other TellTale adventure games, Game of Thrones runs parallel to the HBO series, but tells its own distinct stories. And because of the setting of the game, set sometime in the third season/book, you won't spoil yourself on the upcoming fifth season by playing through it. Each new episode costs $5, or a little less if you've already sprung for the season pass. This is the third of six episodes, so expect some big twists by the end of the 1-2 hour episode.
The Android version of Game of Thrones is getting its episodic update just two days after the PC version. The same thing happened last week with the more lighthearted Tales From the Borderlands adventure game, so it looks like TellTale is dedicated to releasing mobile installments just as quickly as it releases desktop and console episodes. Now if only they'd work on making them run better on Android hardware...
Episode 3 is available now. Download the update to the Game of Thrones app from the Play Store to access the in-app purchase.
- TellTale blog