Telltale's Game of Thrones series will feature five playable characters from the same family, Telltale has revealed.

The studio's senior vice president of publishing Steve Allison made the reveal in an interview with International Business Times, where he explained how the developer is expanding its unique choose-your-own-adventure-esque storytelling template.

"We always will evolve our story telling toolkit from game to game based on the needs of each franchise and the creative decisions we've made. For example, Tales from the Borderlands adds multi-protagonist storytelling for us layered into the tailored narrative design established with The Walking Dead and it works amazingly well with two playable characters," Allison said.

"In Game of Thrones we're taking that multi-protagonist design even further with five playable characters from the same family whose choices affect everyone in the family, and that adds a whole new layer to things that we're really excited about."

"We feel like the core tailored narrative template is very strong and supports multiple IP executions while also being extremely flexible in [taking on board] new narrative designs," he added. "It will continue to evolve from game series to game series."

Telltale's Game of Thrones will kick off later this year. An earlier teaser emphasised the clan Forrester, indicating that this could be the family we play as. Yesterday a teaser image indicated that House Bolton will make an appearance. For the uninitiated, the Boltons are a clan so proud of its torturing ways that its banner is an upside-down flayed man, so expect some pretty brutal violence when Telltale takes its stab at George R.R. Martin's fantasy franchise.

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