With Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park in the news as guest editor of the 70th Birthday Beano, Telltale, Inc., the leader in interactive episodic entertainment, have just released a cinematic teaser trailer and new details about the Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures computer game.
The upcoming game series joins Telltale’s all-star lineup, which includes the award-winning Sam & Max series and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, debuting soon on WiiWare and PC.
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures will combine the rich and imaginative storytelling the quirky inventor and his faithful canine sidekick are known for with the critically-acclaimed writing, fun gameplay, and unique TV-style format Telltale has pioneered. Assuming the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, players will spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in.
“Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures extends our vision for delivering new kinds of entertainment to everyone who enjoys a good story,” says Telltale’s CEO and co-founder Dan Connors. “Wallace & Gromit has a long history of entertaining people of all ages, and the world Aardman has created is rich with humor and storytelling possibilities.
“Our team has been enjoying the process of adapting this series for new audiences, and we look forward to reintroducing it to long-time fans in the episodic format that Telltale has been innovating.”
“Wallace and Gromit are much-loved characters with cross generational appeal who will work perfectly in this kind of game-playing environment,” feels Sean Clarke, Head of Marketing & Licensing at Aardman. “Telltale is a leading producer of interactive gaming and we are delighted to partner with them on this exciting new project.”
Telltale’s new series is one of several upcoming Wallace & Gromit releases. Later this year, the characters will return to TV with an all-new and original Aardman short entitled A Matter of Loaf and Death. DVD compilations of the duo’s best shorts to date are also coming soon from Aardman.
• The new trailer, artwork, and additional information about the series can be found at www.telltalegames.com/wallaceandgromit