E3 wrap-up - Tales from the Borderlands & The Walking Dead pinball

Posted on June 16 by puzzlebox

We're just back from a crazy hectic week out at E3, where press got their very first look at Tales from the Borderlands in motion! Following are some new screenshots from the game, pics of our demo theater, and thoughts from the press about what they saw inside...

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"Telltale's record is pretty darn good. Once it made the jump from traditional point-and-click to narrative-driven gameplay, the developer found a format that works for just about any game. And then it announced Tales from the Borderlands, and it felt like it might've gone one step too far. Borderlands was about guns! And loot! Things that don't work in that style of gameplay! Right? Wrong. So beautifully, wonderfully wrong." - GamesRadar

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"It’s savvy, smart adaptation at work... The art direction and humour belong to the world of Borderlands, but the narrative complexity and ingenuity are unmistakably Telltale." - IGN

"They're doing some REALLY creative, cool stuff that got me really excited... They have an excellent lead character, and I think they have an excellent premise... I was hooked." - GameTrailers

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Fiona

"...an absolutely perfect approach to the Borderlands world." - PC Gamer

"Tales from the Borderlands is a match made in heaven... Masterfully, Telltale hit the bulls-eye in their partnership with Gearbox." - CinemaBlend

"Game of show. Calling it right now. Stop everything." - Cheat Code Central

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"We walked out of the room with a keen sense of anticipation for Tales from the Borderlands' release along with a genuine smile on our face from the humour that runs beneath the narrative... You're not a vault hunter, this isn't a first-person shooter, but it's 100 per cent Borderlands." - PocketGamer

"Telltale Games continues to prove itself as an agile team of storytellers, capable of molding and shaping a variety of tonally and thematically different fictional sources into impactful experiences that all share a common DNA. Tales from the Borderlands shows every sign of being yet another faithful realization of that notion, a story by Borderlands fans, for Borderlands fans that takes something familiar and frames it in a very different way." - Digital Trends

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And finally... we were lucky enough to have some very special visitors come by our booth during the week, including the voice of Lee Everett, Dave Fennoy himself. He was psyched to play The Walking Dead pinball (and we were psyched to have him there)!

Dave Fennoy played The Walking Dead pinball

Telltale Brings Hit Games to Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Posted on May 30 by TelltaleGames

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Today, we can confirm that The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Season One, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season Two and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Furthermore, The Walking Dead - Season Two and The Wolf Among Us will be released as retail discs for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 following their continuing success as digital downloads.

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We will have confirmed release date availability soon, but in the meantime, you can pre-order disc versions now from your favorite retailer.

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Stay tuned here and follow telltalegames on Twitter for the latest news on all of our titles!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 4 - 'In Sheep’s Clothing' Now Available

Posted on May 28 by TelltaleGames



The Penultimate Episode of The Wolf Among Us here this week on - PC, Mac, PS3*, Xbox 360, and iOS!

Here's what some of the folks in the press had to say about Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing.

Joystiq – 5 out of 5 – “It gives us absurd characters like talking pigs and childhood boogeymen and makes them as real as we are, so that we ourselves feel like citizens of Fabletown, scraping to get by. Our eyes are open, the glitter of our storybooks long since vanished. Time to open the door.

GamesBeat – 90/100 – “Hurtles down a dire and downright insane path

Rock, Paper, Shotgun – “…the best episode yet

Cheat Code Central 4.7 out of 5 – “This is bigger than you ever imagined

Digital Trends - 5 out of 5 – “If you’re in this far already, you know the score: play Episode Four then try to contain your anticipation for Episode Five. As Telltale has repeatedly proven again and again with The Wolf Among Us, the wait will be worth it.

Note that The Wolf Among Us Episode Four has been confirmed by our partners at PlayStation Europe to be available starting June 4th on SCEE networks. Episode 4 will also be available starting May 29th on iOS App Store as an in-app purchase within The Wolf Among Us.

The Wolf Among Us Episode 4 - trailer & release dates

Posted on May 22 by puzzlebox


Trailer for The Wolf Among Us Episode 4 - In Sheep’s Clothing!

This penultimate episode in the season will premiere on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 27 - PC/Mac, PlayStation 3 North America (SCEA)
  • Wednesday, May 28 - Xbox 360
  • Thursday, May 29 - iOS (for iPhone and iPad) via in-app purchase

Release details for PlayStation 3 Europe (SCEE) are coming - stay tuned right here and to Telltale Games on Twitter for details as soon as they become available!

The Walking Dead: Season Two Ep 3 available now!

Posted on May 19 by puzzlebox

In Harm's Way, the third episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, is out now on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PS3 and iOS! Here's what the press has been saying about it...

  • Machinima - 10/10 - "Holy crap. I should probably end the review there, because that’s all I kept saying"
  • IGN - 9/10 - "AMAZING"
  • OXM - 9/10 - "tense, unforgiving and utterly brutal stuff - Telltale at its finest"
  • Nerdist - "like a Spinal Tap amplifier, Telltale has turned everything up to eleven"
  • Destructoid - "Sheer brutality like never before"
  • Polygon - "Telltale has done a masterful job"
  • Comic Book Resources - "There are still two episodes to come, and the studio has crafted a narrative such that I have absolutely no idea what could be next -- and I couldn't be happier to be along for the ride."
  • Giant Bomb - "It's a fantastic and brutal ending to one of the absolute best episodes in this series. 'In Harm's Way' manages to deliver one of the most engrossing stories in the series to date"
  • Cheat Code Central - 9.8/10 - "...a phenomenal game. The episodes truly do feel like they are getting better and better with each passing one."

And for those playing The Wolf Among Us, get ready... there's some cool stuff coming up sooner than you might think!

The Walking Dead: Season Two Ep 3 - 'In Harm's Way' trailer & release dates

Posted on May 9 by puzzlebox

The trailer for The Walking Dead: Season Two Ep 3 In Harm's Way is here exclusively through Xbox - check it out below!


The episode will be available for download starting next week on the following dates:

  • Tues, May 13 - PC/Mac worldwide, PlayStation 3 North America (SCEA)
  • Wed, May 14 - Xbox 360 worldwide, PlayStation 3 Europe (SCEE)
  • Thurs, May 15 - iPhone and iPad via the App Store

Additional platforms including mobile, handheld, tablets, and micro-consoles to be announced... stay tuned here and to Telltale Games on Facebook and Twitter for updates as they become available!

'Tales from the Borderlands' revealed in first screenshots

Posted on May 6 by puzzlebox

We've released the first ever screenshots from our upcoming episodic game series, Tales from the Borderlands! Set on Pandora AFTER the events of Borderlands 2 from Gearbox Software and 2K Games, the Telltale series will premiere for download later this summer.

Featuring two playable characters, the story is told from two unique perspectives that will alternate as the story progresses. These characters include Rhys, a scheming, low-level data miner within Hyperion who's plotting his own grand ambitions; and Fiona, a clever and classic fast-talking con artist born and raised on Pandora, out to pull off the grift of a lifetime.

While they themselves aren't vault hunters, both Rhys and Fiona will also come across vault hunters such as Zer0 and other characters from the world of Borderlands 2 throughout the series, as all events in Tales from the Borderlands will be part of the official Borderlands story canon.

Check out this Official PlayStation blog post from Adam Sarasohn (Producer on Tales from the Borderlands) for a few more details on the series!

The Walking Dead: Season Two now available on PS Vita

Posted on April 23 by puzzlebox

The first two episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two are now available on PlayStation Vita!

Each episode is just US$4.99 or equivalent, or you can save 20% over purchasing each of the episodes individually by getting the Season Pass.

As with The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, we've added a little something special for Vita: you can play with the analog controls and face buttons, or switch to touchscreen only for a more "intimate" undead experience.

Check out the trailer below, and look out for news in the near future on the upcoming Episode 3 - In Harm's Way!

The Walking Dead: Season Two coming to PS Vita next week

Posted on April 17 by puzzlebox

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Been looking forward to The Walking Dead: Season Two on PlayStation Vita? We have dates - it's coming NEXT WEEK!

Episodes 1 and 2 will be available for download in North America on Tuesday, April 22; and in Europe on Wednesday, April 23. Remember, the Season Pass will save you 20% over purchasing each of the episodes individually! We're only partway through the season, so Vita players will have a chance to catch up before the upcoming Episode 3 - In Harm's Way.

The Game of the Year award-winning first season is also now available on new platforms. The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, which includes all 5 episodes in Season One plus the 400 Days DLC, is now available for Android-based devices via Google Play, NVIDIA Shield via TegraZone, and Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Kindle HDX via Amazon. The first episode in the series, A New Day, is currently available FREE on all of these platforms.


We're also planning to bring The Walking Dead: Season Two to these platforms in the near future. Stay tuned right here and to Telltale Games on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 - 'A Crooked Mile' is out now

Posted on April 9 by puzzlebox

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Whatever you've been playing The Wolf Among Us on - PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, or iOS - the third installment in the series is out now!

Here's what some of the folks in the press had to say about Episode 3: A Crooked Mile.

  • Nerdist - "a rich, bloody tapestry for you to unravel ... will leave you breathless"
  • The Escapist - 5/5 - "a stellar climax"
  • IGN - 9.2/10 - "AMAZING"
  • PC Gamer - 88/100 Editor's Choice - "one of the best expressions of Telltale's consequence engine yet"
  • Game Informer - 8.5/10 - "The excellent pacing, the varied choices, and how the writers still make me guess their next move keeps this episode riveting"
  • OXM - 8.5/10 - "the murder mystery in Fabletown deepens ... this is ever more the land of shades of gray"
  • GamesBeat - 90/100 - "brings up the intensity and complexity of the entire series ... Here, just past the halfway point, I'm completely on board, and I can't wait to see what happens next."

Also, if you've been holding off on jumping into the series, now is a great time! With Episode 3 just released, the whole season is 40% off on Steam as part of their Midweek Madness sale.

In The Walking Dead news, Gavin Hammon joined IGN's Greg Miller on Playing Dead to talk about his role as Kenny, and how he went from digging ditches to voice acting. It's definitely an interesting interview! You can check it out below.


Be sure to keep an eye out for more Playing Dead, and for news on the upcoming Episode 3 of The Walking Dead: Season Two!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 - 'A Crooked Mile' arrives next week

Posted on April 2 by puzzlebox

We have release dates for A Crooked Mile, the third episode of The Wolf Among Us... it arrives NEXT WEEK!

  • PC/Mac (worldwide) - Tuesday, April 8th
  • PlayStation 3 (North America) - Tuesday, April 8th
  • Xbox 360 (worldwide) - Wednesday, April 9th
  • PlayStation 3 (Europe) - Wednesday, April 9th
  • iOS - also coming next week!

In this episode, Bigby is just steps behind the prime suspect of a horrific murder, but he’s not the only one... other forces in Fabletown will stop at nothing to protect their interests.

Check out this trailer for a little taste of what's to come! A word of warning though: this video contains huge spoilers for Episodes 1 and 2. If you've yet to catch up with the season so far, definitely do that before watching the trailer for Episode 3 (we think you'll be glad you did).

'In the Pines' trailer and free soundtrack-single download

Posted on March 12 by puzzlebox

We've been hearing a lot from fans curious about the end credits song in The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - A House Divided. That song is actually our long-time composer Jared Emerson-Johnson's take on a traditional American folk song called 'In the Pines', which dates back to the 1870s and is believed to be of Southern Appalachian origin. The haunting vocals in this version are supplied by the multi-talented Janel Drewis, who also works as an animator on the development team at Telltale.

The song is featured in our latest trailer for the season so far.


Good news for those who've been looking for a downloadable version of this take on 'In the Pines' - you can get it for FREE right now at telltalegames.bandcamp.com.

If you're keen for even more music from The Walking Dead: Season Two, look out for more singles from Anadel, whose tracks 'Carver' and 'In the Water' are also available separately on their page at anadel.bandcamp.com.

We're pleased to say that fans can look forward to the full soundtrack releasing later this year after the season concludes!

First details on Tales from the Borderlands, plus Michael Madsen (voice of Carver) on Playing Dead

Posted on March 10 by puzzlebox

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Telltale Games, Gearbox and 2K have unveiled the very first details on Tales from the Borderlands at SXSW!

We can finally reveal that you will play as TWO protagonists: Rhys, a Hyperion company man with a robotic arm and a knack for hacking; and Fiona, a fast-talking con artist.

The story will be told from both of their perspectives, and here's the twist: both of these characters are lying jerks, so you're never playing what REALLY happened. It's more like playing each of their interpretations of events, and the truth lies somewhere in between...

Check out this full video of the 'Two Sides to Every Story' panel for more info on Rhys and Fiona, how this story fits into the Borderlands universe, and more detail about the physiology of skags than you ever wanted to know.



Also from this past weekend: on the latest Playing Dead episode from IGN, host Greg Miller interviews legendary "bad guy" actor Michael Madsen (known for his roles in Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill), who plays Carver in The Walking Dead: Season Two. Check out the video for more!

New Telltale Games panel at SXSW

Posted on March 7 by puzzlebox

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We're doubling up the Telltale goodness in Austin this weekend! Not only are we doing a special Tales from the Borderlands panel at 5:30pm on Saturday, Telltale will also be speaking at 12:30pm that day about the future of entertainment.

About the panel, "Telltale Games on the Future of Entertainment":
Join Telltale Games President and Co-Founder, Kevin Bruner, along with his team of designers and storytellers as they discuss their vision of the future of entertainment from both inside and outside of the studio walls. The award-winning studio has crossed the trans-media divide with the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead and the breakout hit The Wolf Among Us, and will be premiering an all-new series, Tales from the Borderlands in conjunction with Gearbox Software, as well as Game of Thrones in partnership with HBO. Learn about the team’s philosophies and iterative approach to storytelling and game development, and how their process of ‘live development’ affects the team’s series as they progress. Panel will be moderated by Nerdist.com Editor, Brian Walton.

Where:
SXSW Gaming Expo
Long Center
Dell Hall
701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704

When:
Saturday March 8th, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Official SXSW schedule listing

The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this week with Episode 2 - 'A House Divided'

Posted on March 3 by puzzlebox

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The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this week with the launch of Episode 2 - A House Divided!

Here are the confirmed release dates:

  • PC/Mac (worldwide) - Tuesday, March 4th
  • PlayStation 3 (North America) - Tuesday, March 4th
  • Xbox 360 (worldwide) - Wednesday, March 5th
  • iOS (worldwide) - Thursday, March 6th
  • PlayStation 3 (Europe) - Wednesday, March 12th

The wait is almost over!

Release dates for The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - 'A House Divided'

Posted on February 27 by puzzlebox

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If you've been eagerly awaiting the next installment in The Walking Dead: Season Two, you won't be waiting much longer... Episode 2 - A House Divided arrives as soon as NEXT WEEK!

We're pleased to confirm that the episode will release on Tuesday, March 4th for PlayStation 3 in North America and for PC/Mac via Steam, the Telltale Games online store, and other digital distribution outlets. Dates for Xbox 360, PS3 Europe, and iOS will be confirmed shortly - stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, and right here on the blog for the latest updates!

We can ALSO announce today that The Walking Dead: Season Two for PlayStation Vita is tracking for release towards the end of March. Episodes 1 & 2 will be available at launch, along with a season pass option that will provide access to Episodes 1-5 as they release.

Finally... in case you missed it in yesterday's Playing Dead episode from IGN, check out the Episode 2 trailer for a taste of what's coming up:


Can't wait for you guys to play Episode 2 - A House Divided!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 accolades trailer

Posted on February 21 by puzzlebox

"You don't know me..."

All-new trailer for The Wolf Among Us, showcasing some of Bigby's exploits in Episode 2 - Smoke & Mirrors.



If you enjoyed the season premiere, you can vote for The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 - Faith in the SXSW Gaming Awards. The Walking Dead: Season Two is nominated as well. Polls close tonight - vote here!

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Telltale and Gearbox talk 'Tales from the Borderlands' at SXSW

Posted on February 19 by puzzlebox

SXSW panel

Going to be in Austin for the SXSW Gaming Expo? Join Tellale Games and Gearbox Software as we unveil the FIRST EVER details on Tales from the Borderlands! Learn how the two studios came together, see the first glimpses of how this story will be told, and ask your burning questions about what might be in store in this new tale set on the ruthless, greedy, and unpredictable world of Pandora.

Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch and Borderlands Franchise Director Matthew Armstrong will be on stage with Telltale President Kevin Bruner and designer Harrison Pink. The panel will be moderated by Nerdist Network's The Indoor Kids, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

Where:
SXSW Gaming Expo - FREE ADMISSION
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

When:
Saturday March 8th, 2014
5:30pm on the Geek Stage

Official SXSW schedule listing

Admission is FREE, so come along and check it out if you're there!