There's never been a better time to visit West Wallaby Street, because today , Aardman Animations and Telltale Games are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit's first animated short, A Grand Day Out! That's right, for 20 years our enthusiastic inventor and his mastermind dog have been causing a ruckus via mechanical trousers, trips to the moon, and infiltrating country clubs. Now we're making it easy for you to celebrate too!
From now through the 8th, you can look forward to:
A FREE Wallace and Gromit episode: The critically acclaimed 'Muzzled!', where our heroes can thwart a phony philanthropist and visit a rollicking carnival, all in one! Grab your favorite cheese and get ready to sort out yet another sticky wicket of an adventure. Get it at the 20th Anniversary Page!!
The full season of Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures is going on sale for $20 through our website! A portion of all Grand Adventures sales will be donated to Penny Arcade's Child's Play and Wallace and Gromit's Children's Foundation, and free digital copies of the game will be donated to children's hospitals supported by the charities.
But that's not all. What else do we have for Wallace and Gromit fans?
The Collector's DVD pre-orderbegins now, including all four episodes of the game and hours of bonus content like animated shorts, behind the scenes videos and more. Previous game owners can get all this for just the cost of shipping!
And finally, the long-awaited Grand Adventures XBLA launch! All 4 episodes will be available Wednesday for purchase on the Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft points each, along with a premium theme and picture packs!
It's been 20 years since the release of "A Grand Day Out", the first short film featuring Wallace & Gromit, and Telltale's celebrating next week with loads of new Wallace & Gromit stuff on our site and elsewhere. First up, all four of Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures will be available worldwide for Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, November 4th!
Also on the 4th, we'll start taking orders for the Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures PC Collector's DVD! For folks who already purchased the downloadable games on PC, you'll be able to get this disc for just the cost of shipping! The disc will include (along with the games) behind-the-scenes videos, image galleries, as well as Wallace & Gromit's "Cracking Contraptions" shorts and more!
So, you've been waiting for forever to hear news about certain Telltale Xbox Live Arcade titles that we announced so, so long ago. We know it has indeed been many days since we've had any news about that, but today is different. Today, we have news about that, and we're really excited to tell you about it!
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, featuring all five episodes of Sam & Max Season Two in one big bundle, will be launching worldwide on Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, October 14. Like Sam & Max Save the World (which was released back in June), this package will cost 1600 Microsoft points, and will feature the usual Xbox perks like HD graphic support and achievements! Plus, it'll be subtitled in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
While you're browsing the Xbox Live Marketplace, why not check out the Sam & Max Xbox Theme and Picture Pack? There will be a second Sam & Max Picture Pack released on Wednesday, too!
But that's not all. We know that you know that it's been awhile since the first episode of Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures debuted on Xbox Live, but we're very happy to announce there'll be more Wallace & Gromit appearing there in November! More details will emerge as the date approaches.