New combat video released for Game of Thrones

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ATLUS today released a new combat walkthrough video for "Game of Thrones," the upcoming RPG based on the internationally bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin and the critically acclaimed HBO television series, Game of Thrones.

Featuring an overview of core combat mechanics, tactical possibilities, and battle-relevant character customization options, the new video also provides fans with their first substantial look at how the upcoming RPG will look and feel in action. The walkthrough presents the game's unique Active Pause battle mechanic, in which players can slow the pace of combat in order to properly plan their next few moves but cannot stop the action outright, maintaining the tension and urgency one would expect from fights in the Game of Thrones universe.

"The new combat video's wealth of in-game footage--both of the title's visceral yet strategic fights and also of its meaningful character creation choices--offers viewers fresh and ample insight into how the game's action will play out," commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS. "Despite so much care and attention given to bringing beloved locations and characters from Westeros to life, 'Game of Thrones' isn't only for fans of the TV series or books; it's a deep, enthralling RPG with dozens of hours of quests, battles, critical decisions, and breathtaking revelations, one any gamer is sure to enjoy."

Game of Thrones is currently scheduled to release on May 15 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Customers who pre-order either console version from select retailers (while limited supplies last) will receive Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG, offering sixty-four full color pages of sketches, renders, photos, and screenshots from the game accompanied by compelling text and commentary from the game's developers. The book will also include rare behind the scenes materials, like a portrait of the development team signed with a special message from author George R. R. Martin himself. The art book-measuring 8.5" wide and 11" tall-is hardbound and printed on premium stock.

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