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

Posted on March 10 by puzzlebox

SXSW panel

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

SXSW Gaming Expo

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!

SXSW Gaming Awards

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!

First screenshot for The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - 'A House Divided'

Posted on February 16 by puzzlebox

FIRST NEW SCREEN from The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - A House Divided! Take a look at Luke (Scott Porter) and Clementine (Melissa Hutchison) as they fight their way through the herd.

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Stay tuned this week for more details on the upcoming episode! Also worth mentioning: if you haven't already played The Walking Dead 400 Days DLC for Season One, well... let's just say that's something you you might want to check out before this season continues!

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 is out now

Posted on February 8 by puzzlebox

It's here! The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors is now available to download on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS.

Already played the episode? Let us know what you think in the community forum!

Haven't jumped in yet? Check out what the press had to say about Smoke & Mirrors (fair warning, there may be spoilers in those links!):

  • "Smoke & Mirrors has me hooked" - Destructoid
  • "Just so damn good" - IGN
  • "Deliciously dark" - Escapist
  • "Dials everything up to eleven" - Nerdist
  • "Guarantees we're in this for the long haul" - Joystiq

Speaking of second episodes, we know The Walking Dead fans are eagerly awaiting news of what's next for Clementine as well. Stay tuned for more info on what's coming up in Episode 2 of Season Two, A House Divided...

New screenshots and first video clip for The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: 'Smoke & Mirrors'

Posted on January 28 by puzzlebox

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors is very nearly here! Want a sneak peek at what might happen in the interrogation room? Check out IGN's Up at Noon for an exclusive clip. You'll see Bigby squaring off with Bluebeard (who's voiced by Dave Fennoy, aka Lee Everett in The Walking Dead), and Greg Miller chats with Bigby's voice actor Adam Harrington about working on the series with us.

Adam Harrington on Up at Noon

We're super close to the episode's release now, and will announce dates as soon as we have them confirmed. In the meantime, we wanted to share a couple more screenshots with you!

The first shows the interrogation room with Bluebeard, Crane, Bigby and... well, we have The Woodsman here, but what you play will of course depend on how you handled things at the Trip Trap.

The Woodsman in the interrogation room

Second is Bigby and Beast in the midst of fighting tooth and claw - quite literally. What did YOU tell Beast in the elevator in Episode 1?

Bigby vs Beast

Not long to go now guys! We can't wait to share all the shady Fabletown happenings in this episode with you.

The Walking Dead: Season Two premiere - available to download now!

Posted on December 2013 by puzzlebox

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It's here! The Walking Dead: Season Two premiere, All That Remains, is now available to download from the Telltale Games online store. If you've already purchased the season, all you need to do is head over to your profile page and go to the 'My Games' tab to download it!

The season premiere is also available to download now for PC/Mac via Steam, and for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. It's coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow (Wednesday 18th December), and will land on iOS this week too.

If you've already played All That Remains, be sure to let us know what you think in the discussion forum (just PLEASE be mindful of spoilers for folks who haven't had a chance to play yet)!

Still on the fence? Check out what some of the very first reviewers had to say...

  • Nerdist - "Telltale's phenomenal Fables-inspired The Wolf Among Us was my methadone, but nothing compares to the sweet rush of plunging back into the bleak, dangerous apocalyptica of The Walking Dead, and, to stick with this forced metaphor, Season Two is the Blue Sky of adventure games and a worthy successor ... It's difficult to judge All That Remains without considering that it's part of a whole, but for my money, it's a home run. Lightning, meet bottle - again."

  • Game Trailers - 9/10 Editor's Choice - "The first episode of The Walking Dead's second season may only last an hour and a half, but it doesn't waste a single minute. Within one scene, Telltale will make you feel scared, hopeful, shocked, and repulsed, only to have the next several scenes do the exact same thing."

  • IGN - 8/10 - "Not enough games are willing to pose provocative, contemplative questions like this, and it remains what makes The Walking Dead special ... I'm more invested in Clementine now than I’ve ever been, and I admire her believable independence and resolve."

  • Newsarama - 10/10 - "Let's make this as simple and clear as possible: The Walking Dead Season 2 is a must-play game. Telltale has shown an expertise above and beyond anything they've done before, and Clementine is the most interesting playable character in a video game this year, if not beyond."

  • Escapist - 9/10 - "Season One was like tossing your soul into a thresher. If All That Remains is anything to go by, this second season will burn the very heart of you."

  • Mashable - "It's more like a high-stakes drama than ever before, and there was no moment that took me away from the fear of something - human or zombie - coming around a corner."

  • Machinima - 9/10 - "Immediately after completing season 1's No Time Left, and after wiping away the tears, I was desperate for answers: I needed to know that Clementine was safe — all thanks to Telltale Games' great storytelling prowess at making captivating characters. Season 2 seems to be going in the same direction, in a more brutally direct way. There's so much more I want to talk about, but that would spoil the experience that awaits you."

  • Joystiq - 9/10 - "The Walking Dead isn't a roller coaster of emotions; it's a seesaw. On one end sits the golden halo of the human spirit, strengthened by trust, dignity and love. On the other end slumps the shadow of death, mutilation and irrational violence ... Perched in the middle of this seesaw is Clementine. She is the balance, representing everything worth fighting for, worth decapitating for. Worth dying for. Clementine is the humanity in all of us"

  • Game Informer - 8.5/10 - "Once again, Telltale refuses to pull any punches; the violence isn't softened just because Clementine is a child. I cringed more times than I was expecting during this episode due to some of the brutality, but that’s exactly what an episode of The Walking Dead should make you do."

  • The Verge - "putting you in control of Clementine has turned All That Remains into perhaps the most intense episode yet, with horrible decisions to make and some truly gruesome scenes. The gameplay formula hasn't changed at all, but the emotional stakes only continue to rise."

Announcing 'Tales from the Borderlands' and a new episodic game series based on 'Game of Thrones'

Posted on December 2013 by puzzlebox

Surprise! During an action-packed Saturday at VGX in Los Angeles, we finally got to reveal a couple of new projects Telltale will be working on in 2014.

First off, we're partnering up with our friends at Gearbox Software and 2K to create an all-new episodic game series, Tales from the Borderlands. More details to come later in 2014, but for now, check out this announcement trailer for a taste of what's about to go down on Pandora...



Also due to premiere in 2014 is our episodic game series based on the epic drama Game of Thrones, developed in partnership with HBO. Announcement trailer below!



To keep up to date with the latest developments, stay tuned to the blog here, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our channel on YouTube, and 'Like' our Telltale Games and Tales from the Borderlands pages on Facebook.

Lots of exciting stuff set to happen next year! Can't wait to share it all with you guys.

Sneak peek at The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: 'Smoke & Mirrors'

Posted on December 2013 by puzzlebox

With this week's launch of The Wolf Among Us on iOS, everyone here at the office has been incredibly excited by the response to our series from fans new and old alike. We know many of you are anxious to see where Bigby's story goes next, and the dev team is hard at work finalizing our live development process on the upcoming episode, Smoke & Mirrors. At Telltale, we always aim to deliver quality content across the season at a pace that will keep you glued to your screen and talking about 'your story' as the season progresses. With the second chapter now close to completion, we wanted to share two new screens from the episode to give you a sneak peek at what will be happening next in Fabletown...

First up is a brand-new reveal of a character that FABLES fans will definitely recognize – the one and only 'Jack' of beanstalk fame. A sharp-tongued rogue who's been a staple character in the FABLES series since issue one, Jack has even been honored with his very own spinoff comic series, Jack of FABLES.

Jack of FABLES

We also have a peek at the seedy underground club exclusively for Fables, known as the 'Pudding & Pie.' Doesn't look like the gentleman in the chair is particularly happy to see Bigby and his 'friend,' but it's probably safe to say that Bigby isn't very happy either...

Pudding and Pie

We wanted to thank everyone for playing the first chapter in The Wolf Among Us, and ask for your patience as the team works very hard this month to finalize what is shaping up to be another episode full of surprises. We're anticipating another update on its ETA for release very soon after the holidays, and we couldn't be more excited to continue this series with all of you.

Stay tuned for more updates as they happen, and if you're also a fan of The Walking Dead, definitely check back for news on the Season Two premiere, set to arrive later THIS MONTH on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, and iOS!

The Wolf Among Us on iOS, plus new video 'Exploring the World of FABLES'

Posted on December 2013 by puzzlebox

The season premiere of The Wolf Among Us is now available on iOS - and it's scooped an Editors' Choice in the App Store!

The Wolf Among Us, Editors' Choice in the App Store

Want to know a little more about Fabletown and its inhabitants? The Wolf Among Us dev team talks about the world of Fables in this all-new behind the scenes video.



For those waiting patiently for the next installment of the game, we'll have an update on Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors super soon. Stay tuned...

The Walking Dead 'Game of the Year' Edition is in stores now

Posted on November 2013 by puzzlebox

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Game of the Year Edition is now in stores across North America and Europe! It's available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

This special edition of Season One also includes the critically acclaimed post-season 400 Days episode, as well as access to behind the scenes content and the original score.

The Walking Dead Game of the Year Edition

It's busy times indeed here at Telltale HQ as we prepare for the upcoming premiere of The Walking Dead: Season Two... more news on that in the coming weeks!

First details on The Walking Dead: Season Two (and it's available for pre-order)!

Posted on October 2013 by puzzlebox

The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series

SO EXCITED that we finally get to talk about this! If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, take a deep breath, and get ready for the VERY FIRST details on The Walking Dead: Season Two... screenshots, trailer, and pre-orders, oh my!

Screenshot 1 - Clementine campfire

We can confirm today that The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series continues Clementine’s story. Not only that, you'll actually PLAY as Clem, struggling to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test your morals and shape the flow of the story through your decisions and actions. Assuming the role of an orphaned young girl left to her own devices in the undead apocalypse, this is a season that will challenge your expectations of how to find safety and survive in a world where no one can be trusted.

Check out the reveal trailer for a sneak peek at the situation in Season Two...


As fans familiar with our episodic model might anticipate, The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will consist of five episodes that will be released for digital download over the course of the season, expected to premiere later this year and conclude in 2014.

Screenshot 2 - Clementine shed

The season is available for PC/Mac pre-order RIGHT NOW through the Telltale online store and Steam, and as a pre-order bonus, you'll save 10% off the usual season pass price. We're also bringing the season to home consoles and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.

Screenshot 3 - Clementine photo

That's not enough news on The Walking Dead for you? We have more! This November, we're releasing a special Game of the Year edition of Season One for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Game of the Year Edition will include all five episodes in the season, the 400 Days DLC, and access to the series' original score and exclusive behind the scenes video. It's currently available for pre-order at retailers across North America for $29.99 USD or equivalent.

Screenshot 4 - Walker struggle

Not long now 'til we begin another season of tough choices and life-or-death decisions… stay tuned for more details coming very soon, including a more formal release date for the season premiere. We can't wait to share the journey with you, our fellow survivors!

The Wolf Among Us coming to iOS and PS Vita this fall

Posted on October 2013 by puzzlebox

Great news for those who've been wanting to get their paws on a portable version of our latest series! The Wolf Among Us will be coming to iOS and PlayStation Vita later this year. We're still working to lock down debut dates and price, and when we we do, we'll announce details via Facebook, Twitter, and right here on our blog.

We've even done up a brand new trailer for the occasion. Check it out to see what people have been saying about The Wolf Among Us season premiere!

The Wolf Among Us is out in the wild!

Posted on October 2013 by puzzlebox

The season premiere of The Wolf Among Us is now available! Episode 1: Faith is out on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC/Mac (via the Telltale online store and Steam).

If you haven't seen it already, check out the launch trailer below!


Want to talk about the episode with fellow fans, or speculate about what's to come in Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors? Join the community discussion here.