Destiny, Assassin's Creed 2 Writer Joins Telltale's Game Of Thrones Team

By Connor Sears , Updated Aug 18, 2014 05:29 PM EDT

Writer Joshua Rubin introduced the world to Ezio Auditore da Firenze and helped Bungie create its first new IP since Halo. Now he's helping Telltale Games bring the Game of Thrones universe to the world of interactive storytelling.

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After spending two years working with Bungie on Destiny, Rubin has left the developer to start work on Telltale's new series based on the HBO show, Gamasutra reported. In true Telltale form, the game will be released in episodes. It is set to premiere sometime this year.

Rubin has been working as a video game writer for more than five years, having served as lead writer for an unannounced game at Visceral Games as well as at Capcom, where he was hired as the developer's first non-Japanese writer. He also worked on the writing team for Assassin's Creed II, which garnered several award nominations for game writing.

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"I couldn't turn down an offer from Telltale to create games that are entirely about story," Rubin told Gamasutra.

Over the last several years, Telltale has made a name for itself in the genre of story-driven games that focus more on dialogue and interaction than gameplay. The studio just finished up its first season of The Wolf Among Us and is one episode away from a successful second season of its The Walking Dead franchise. Besides taking on the Game of Thrones lore, Telltale is also working on a game based on Gearbox Software's Borderlands series.

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