Some of the most epic battles of all time have played out on Game of Thrones – so who wouldn’t want to lead a team into combat as Jon Snow or swoop as Daenerys Targaryen to save the day?
That’s exactly what you’ll do in Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall, a story-driven strategy game where you range north of The Wall and fight Wildlings, northern creatures, giants and whatever other enemies cross your path.
In this original Game of Thrones storyline, set decades before the TV show, you take command of the Night’s Watch after the Lord Commander, Bloodraven, goes missing.
As you journey through the Haunted Forest and deeper into the North, you’ll face off with increasingly fierce opponents and learn about what’s really behind Bloodraven’s disappearance.
You’ll need to recruit new fighters from across the Seven Kingdoms, and collecting characters from a broad range of regions will serve you well. Naturally, a Winterfell Rider has different strengths compared to an axe-wielding Ironborn Raider or a Dorne Sunspear Elite.
Because the game is set well before the time when the Lannisters and Targaryens fought for the Iron Throne, it takes a bit of magic to access characters like Jon Snow, Daenerys, Melisandre and Jaime Lannister. Visiting the Weirwood – a mystical blood-red-leafed tree – allows you to channel the power of greensight to see and unlock these characters from the future.
When you’re not in Story Mode, you can take on Challenges to train your recruits, go on a special expedition through Weirwood Forest to earn more rewards and tackle in a weekly event, in which you defend The Wall from attack by Wildlings. There’s never a dull moment when you’re guarding the realms of men from the dangers beyond The Wall – so be ready for anything, and let the battles begin!