Medieval strategy game Reigns is getting an officially licensed Game of Thrones spinoff in October. Bearing the unlikely name of Reigns: Game of Thrones, the game will continue the "swipe-'em-up" gameplay of the original Reigns and will allow players to play as one of several key Game of Thrones characters. Development duties are being handled by Nerial, as usual with Reigns, and publishing duties go to Devolver Digital. It'll cost $3.99 and will be released on the iOS App Store, Google Play, and Steam.
According to the official press release, Reigns: Game of Thrones will explore "possible futures for key characters" as seen through the prophecies of Melissandre the Red Priestess. Playable characters will include Tyrion and Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Danaerys Targaryen and more, each of whom will have their own unique challenges to face. The unreliable nature of Melissandre's prophecies means that players will encounter events that didn't happen in the books or TV show, like Sansa Stark marrying Jaime Lannister or Cersei Lannister rebuilding the Great Sept of Baelor.
Gameplay-wise, Reigns: Game of Thrones will closely resemble the original Reigns, with players hearing the advice of their courtiers and deciding whether to accept or reject the suggestions put forth. These decisions can have a knock-on effect on the rest of the story, with decisions leading to increased or decreased favor with certain advisors and perhaps even those advisors' untimely deaths. It will also feature various refinements found in Reigns: Her Majesty like an inventory system. Reigns: Game of Thrones will also feature officially licensed music from the HBO Game of Thrones TV series, as well as the likenesses of its characters (lovingly rendered in the signature Reigns visual style, of course).
If you want to learn more about Reigns: Game of Thrones, you can do so over at the game's official website. It'll be released this October, with the Steam page stating October 18.