Will focus on fewer series at once in future
A new hope
Telltale Games hasn't entirely closed up. Although it dismissed hundreds of staff last week, there are still 25 people who have stayed on to fulfill contractual obligations linked to a Minecraft: Story Mode project for Netflix. Other series like
"You, the fans, will not get to see Clem's journey through to the end"
A few days ago, Telltale Games revealed it had laid off hundreds of employees, with only 25 staff members remaining. The skeleton crew was reportedly staying on to fulfill contractual obligations, which allegedly includes work on a Minecraft: Story Mode project for Netflix. With...
Multiple projects reportedly axed
Telltale Games shot to video game fame working on multiple well-known IP including The Walking Dead, Minecraft, Batman and even Game of Thrones. Last month, a Telltale representative said the
Will focus on fewer series at once in future
One company supporting the Switch since its inception which has perhaps been overlooked from time to time is Telltale Games. During an interview with Eurogamer at Gamescom this week, Telltale's executive producer for The Walking Dead - Brodie Anderson - admit their reliable but aging game engine...
"No series is out of the question for us to bring to Switch"
The output of Telltale Games may not be to everyone's tastes but the studio has cornered the market in story-driven, episodic adventure titles at the moment. Its library includes IP such as Batman, Minecraft and The Walking Dead, and it has plenty of fans who lap up each and every new...
Guardians of the Galaxy, too
Telltale Games is one of the many developers that's been confirmed to be working on Switch games, and we already knew that it would be bringing Minecraft: Story Mode to the platform. Given the studio's relatively high output, it was more or less expected that there would be more games showing up at some point on Switch,...
Telltale Games' homage to classic 1980s movie series Back to the Future is coming to Europe, courtesy of Deep Silver. Back to the Future: The Game will release on Wii in the first quarter of this year, with the original English language voice overs intact. It'll also feature German voice and subtitles or French subtitles. DEEP SILVER TO...
More games to follow
Way back last year we broke the news that Back to the Future would not make it to WiiWare, but Telltale has just announced an agreement with Nintendo of America that will see the series reach Wii after all. Back to the Future: The Game will contain all the episodes available digitally on other platforms, and will see release on Wii in October for $19.99. It's the first in a..
Another mystery solved
Telltale Games has really dialled down its WiiWare support in recent times: last October we revealed Back to the Future was not coming to Wii and now Puzzle Agent: Nelson Tethers is the latest casualty. Cubed3 contacted Telltale, whose community manager Alan Johnson had this to say: We're always looking to get our titles on as many platforms as we can, but currently have no..
Neither disc nor download planned
We've been keeping you up to date with the development videos of Telltale's Back to the Future games, but a recent press release got us worried when it omitted Wii as a platform. We contacted Telltale and just received word that will upset many Wii-owning fans of Marty McFly's adventures. Alan Johnson, Telltale's...
Behind-the-scenes part III talks discusses new narrative ideas
Telltale Games is continuing the release of its behind-the-scenes videos on the upcoming Back to the Future series for WiiWare and the latest talks about how the production team stays true to the franchise yet strive to offer something that people who have yet to see the films will still enjoy. Dennis Lenart, director of Back to the..
Telltale's Back to the Future game has the likenesses of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, but only the latter was able to lend his voice to the game too. The second behind-the-scenes documentary from Telltale explains how the company came to recast the role of Marty McFly. Well, sort of: it introduces you to the voice actor AJ LoCascio, but it's never really explained how he..
Part one of the making of Episode I
Telltale's Back to the Future game captured the imagination as soon as it was announced, and now we have the first behind the scenes footage to reveal concept art, character models and a little bit about the game's plot. This is just the first part of a series of behind the scenes videos, with the promise of...
Bob Gale lays down some heavy hints
When all that was known about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was the notorious single piece of artwork, that didn't stop gamers lapping it up. They knew that a much-loved franchise in the hands of a developer with an impressive catalogue of releases can't go wrong. And it's that same kind of expectation which the recent debut art from Telltale Games's
Marty and the Doc looking sketchy
The announcement that Telltale Games is bringing Back to the Future to WiiWare was enough to send us into a wild frenzy of quoting lines. Now the first official character art has hit 88mph and materialised on our desk there's no telling what will happen. The information accompanying the artwork is similarly exciting: Christopher Lloyd will voice Doc and the..
Our excitement level hits 1.21 Gigowatts
Telltale is a busy place to be at the moment: not only is it working on the recently unveiled Puzzle Agent, it recently acquired the rights to produce episodic Jurassic Park games, not yet confirmed for WiiWare but a good probability considering the company's past. Now we've learnt that the studio is also...
New Telltale pilot on the way
When done right, episodic adventure games on Wii can be fantastic: brimming with intrigue, plot twists and great characterisation, they're up there with the Wii's best. Nobody knows this more than Telltale Games, responsible for bringing us the Tales of Monkey Island games as well as the not-quite-so-good Strong Bad games. Now Telltale's trying something even more..
Complete a survey and get a free game!
Telltale Games has just announced a new promotion for US Wii owners in which they'll be giving gamers a free download of their second Tales of Monkey Island release Siege of Spinner Cay in exchange for them completing a very short five question survey. All you have to do is click here to fill out the survey...
The second part of Guybrush Threepwood's new adventure is right around the corner.
If you've bought and played the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island and are itching to find out what happens after the cliffhanger you were shown at the end, your wait is almost over. The Siege of Spinner Cay, the second chapter in the series, will be released on...
Developer loves Nintendo's machine, actually
Despite the fact that one of the company's staff is of the opinion that the iPhone is more powerful than the Wii, Telltale's design director has insisted that he thinks Nintendo's platform is a perfect fit for their games. We think the Wii audience is perfect for the kinds of games we make, orientated towards story and characters and casual play - a..
Telltale Games seem to think so!
Monkey Island hasn't even been out a week yet, and already a storm's brewing over the game's choppy framerate. When a fan complained on the Telltale Games forums about the Wii versions' framerate, a Telltale programmer went on record to say: ..The Wii is just not a powerful console. An iPhone is much more powerful...
The premier episode is almost upon us.
Good news for fans of the Tales of Monkey Island titles, the first episode, "Launch of the Screaming Narwhals", is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 27th at a cost 1000 Wii Points. We've also been informed that information regarding a European release should be coming soon as well. We'll have more information on Tales of..
We asked Telltale some questions about the legendary series which has finally come to a Nintendo platform.
Who hasn't heard of the Monkey Island series? Although it has never been on any Nintendo platform until now, most people still know that it's one of the greatest point and click adventure series ever made, but after Escape from Monkey Island, released in 2000, it sadly seemed to have died..
Two WiiWare releases already confirmed for a Monday release.
Bernd Geiblinger has confirmed via the Bplus Forums that their newest WiiWare release Bit Boy!! is coming to the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 13th. Also confirmed for release by IGN this Monday is Telltales's Tales of Monkey Island EP 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal WiiWare title. You can check out our Bit Boy!!..
Telltale Games, the people behind Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People have had great success recently. Does this mean they'll be pushing quality titles?
Nintendo’s SD card update announcement at GDC, evidently, has served more than us fans. Telltale Games recently sent out a press release stating that sales of Strong Bad’s Cool game for Attractive People have “more than doubled”..
Not many surprises for Europe today to start off 2009 - One game was already announced beforehand, and the other was almost guaranteed to come out! It's still a nice duo of games, however.
Fun! Fun! Minigolf was released in the US two weeks ago. As the title implies this is a golf game - Graphically it's easily one of the strongest games on WiiWare, but the game is sort of lacking in actual..
There are no prizes for guessing that Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough is out this week. This is the final game in the five part Strong Bad series, in which fans will finally be able to witness Trogdor in all three of the glorious Ds! Other popular Homestar Runner games such as Stinkoman 20X6 and Thy Dungeonman also make appearances. Watch out for our review which will be up later today.
The time for Strong Bad's grand finale has almost come - Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough will be released on WiiWare very soon. Telltale has just released some screenshots for this final episode of the series, along with a trailer (Which is the same trailer you can see in Episode 4).
As you can see in the screenshots, the episode will be completely centered around videogames - The "real..
Nintendo has once again shown some serious love to European Wii owners today with the release of a whopping four WiiWare titles.
That's right; if you're a Euro Wii owner then you have Art Style: Rotohex, Bang!, Pit Crew Panic!, and Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 to choose from. You lucky ducks! We’ve already covered Art Style: Rotohex, Pit Crew Panic!, and Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque..
Strong Bad enters the world of Hollywood action movies this week with the release of Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 on the North American WiiWare service. As the title suggests this is the fourth entry in Telltale Games’ popular episodic adventure series and will set you back 1000 Wii Points. By all accounts, this is one of Strong Bad’s best appearances yet, but if you'd rather not rely on idle speculation when making your game purchases, our review will be live shortly, so fear not!
Leading up the rear (oo-er) on WiiWare today is Target..
Telltale Games has just announced that Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 will be hitting the US WiiWare service on Monday, November 17th for 1000 Wii Points. They've also included a brand new gameplay video and a whole new set of screen shots that you can check out as well.
We don't currently have much in the way of information on this fifth...
Not much surprises today - Both released games were pretty much confirmed to be coming!
Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands is the third installment of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. After Strong Bad's beloved Fun Machine breaks down, he can't play his cool new Limozeen game, so he takes it to Bubs for repairs - The problem is that he asks one big sack of cash as fee, so..
Our friends at Telltale Games have just confirmed what we probably already all suspected anyway – Yes that’s right Strong Bad Episode 3 will hit North America this coming Monday! Yay!
We expect that the third Strong Bad outing is likely to be more of the same, but if you were a fan of episodes 1 & 2 then it is likely that this will rock your...
Episode 3 of the Strong Bad series, titled Baddest of the Bands, is coming to the WiiWare service in October. Below is a portion of the press release that was just sent out to the media which gives a little insight into the story line the new game will feature.
Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands. Can he rule the stage and win the big..
You'd better have some Wii Points ready as there are three new games are available today, and all of them are good! All three have already been out in North America for a short time, so it can be considered somewhat of a catch-up update.
Mega Man 9 needs no introduction unless you have been living in a cave for the past few months! The game has been designed by Capcom to look, sound and play just..
Two new WiiWare games are up in the Wii shop later today. A cheeky little puzzler by the name of Potpourrii and the second in the Strong Bad episodic series, Strong Badia The Free.
Everyone will pretty much have a good idea of what to expect with the new Strong Bad game, generally you will only be buying this if you enjoyed the first game Homestar Ruiner. If you liked the first one then this is a..
Good news for Strong Bad fans, our friends at Telltale Games have just confirmed to us that Strong Bad Episode 2 is due to be released in the USA on Monday 15th September on WiiWare.
There is no news on the European / Australian date yet, technically it should be the 26th September in the next fortnightly WiiWare update unless NoE change their recent pattern. Following on from Homestar Ruiner,..
For those of our readers who enjoyed Strong Bad episode 1, you will no doubt be itching to hear more about episode 2 in the series ‘Strong Badia the Free’. Worry not today we can reveal 8 new images and the official trailer for the second installment.
When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful..
Not much of a surprise in Europe today, as both of today's releases were already confirmed by their publishers beforehand! You have the choice of relaxing by watching virtual fish, or helping out the most awesome guy on the planet (Well, according to himself!).
The first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Homestar Ruiner, is...
According to Nintendo WiiFanboy, some users of Strong Bad: Episode 1 Homestar Ruiner have experienced freezing issues during the game. Readers over at the Telltale forums are also reporting the same problem. Some users have said that changing the display from 16x9 widescreen setting over to the regular 4:3 display setting fixes this problem. Other users have also said that changing the setting from 480p to 480i also helps.
If you're experiencing this freezing issue this is about the only help we can offer until Telltale releases a patch to completely fix the problem. We'll have any information regarding any possible patches when it b..
Rejoice North American Wii owners! One of WiiWare's most eagerly awaited titles is released today. Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner has been on our radar for quite some time now and looks like being one of the finest games on Nintendo’s download service so far.
Based on a side-splittingly hilarious web flash cartoon, Homestar Ruiner is from the guys who brought us the excellent Sam and Max..
After the debacle of the Virtual Console releases in the US this week, I realize that this news will be taken with a grain of salt, but here goes anyway. Telltale Games have just released a press announcement stating that their upcoming WiiWare title Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People will hit the WiiWare service on August 11, 2008. The first of five episodes entitled "Homestar Ruiner" will be the first to see a release on the service.
Below is the official press release that gives some good details about this upcoming release. As usual, we'll have more information on the game as soon a..
Bad news for Strong Bad fans today. It seems that SBCGFAP will NOT be coming out in July after all! Emily Morganti, the marketing coordinator over at Telltale Games explains the dealio on their game forum:
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the game is not coming out tomorrow. What IGN said is true - we have submitted the game to Nintendo, and as soon as we get approval from them, it will be..
Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People (SBCG4AP for short) is perhaps one of the most anticipated upcoming WiiWare releases. When it was first announced it came as a real surprise, as people were not expecting a point and click adventure game based on one of the most popular flash cartoon series at all!
We recently caught up with Mark Darin, a...
Join Strong Bad in his quest to find his Snake Boxer V videogame and save the world, or something like that!
Below you can find the third and most recent gameplay trailer released from Telltale Games today. For more information you can check out their dev blog and try out their “Payable demo” :p For those who like the look of this comical point and click adventure, the good news is it isn’t..
Here's an interesting snippet of gossip from the guys at Kotaku. It seems they are best buddies with the Chapman’s of Strong Bad fame. Over lunch today Matt Chapman let slip the following about Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner:
The game is actually now getting pushed back to July, but the game is going to just be much better for it. It's just development time. What a shame, I know many of..
A lot of our readers are pretty excited about Strong Bad's first outing on WiiWare. If you are one of them then you are probably eager to see more footage from the upcoming game!
Telltale Games has released a second trailer from Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, a game developed for WiiWare and PC and starring Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed coolest person ever. We have kindly uploaded..
Telltale Games, developers of the excellent Sam 'n Max series, have announced their intention to give fans something new in the shape of the amusingly titled Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, debuting on WiiWare this June.
For those not aware, the Strong Bad animated series has been running at homestarrunner.com since 2000. Strong Bad...
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