Mass Effect-like Game of Thrones RPG in the works

Next to A Game of Thrones: Genesis, the just-released RTS, developer Cyanide is also working on an RPG, it’s been revealed.

Said to be a Mass Effect-like affair, the game’s been development as long as Genesis and follows the happenings of the first book. Players will take the role of a no-name, but will meet characters from the books along their journey.

According to Cyanide’s studio director Yves Bordeleau, who revealed the info to Kotaku, there will be “less action than Mass Effect 2, it’s closer to Knights of the Old Republic and the first Mass Effect.”

“It’s all about the storyline.”

Actions and choices will have consequences, though it’s unknown to what degree.

As for combat, expect a KOTOR-like active-pause system: “You pause the game to give orders, but it doesn’t really pause, it slows the time down. You can see something coming and react to it.”

The game’s shooting for an early 2012 release. Official info is promised for “very soon.”