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New Wallace & Gromit news (just in time for Christmas...)

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Eurogamer has a nice article about Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, along with new screenshots and concept art, right here.

We plan to say a lot more about the series in 2009 but this should tide you guys over through Christmas. (Plus, of course, there's the holiday premiere of A Matter of Loaf and Death for you W&G fans in the UK to look forward to. :D)

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  • Whoooa! Cooool! You guys nailed the animation test, and you rock, I love you Telltale!

  • My god, that looks awesome (just looked at the screens, reading the article now).

    First thing I noticed:

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    Wasn't this guy on one of those secret Strong Bad shirts? (episode 1, I think it was)

    Look at that tail by the way. Looks just like clay!

  • The game is looking amazing. I am worried if this game is released on WiiWare though, as the episodes would be limiting as the graphics aren't as simplistic as Strong Bad's... that's mere speculation, though. Viva la Telltale!

  • Okay, some more things I noticed (yes, I know, I'm analyzing these things far too closely)

    I checked, and I think the squirrel above is indeed the one on the Strong Bad-shirt in episode 1:

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    On the paper, in the first trailer, some people speculated that the line about the bee season was a hint of things to come. I think that might be correct.

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    This head is a nice momento to one of the Cracking Contraption-shorts (you can watch it legally on Aardman's own youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSVD3nzsIyA&feature=channel_page
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    The last one (the one I'm most likely wrong about); on the art that's already posted on Telltale's W&G-site, you can see in the filename that the lady on one of those pictures is called 'Edwina'. She seems to be of the...larger...persuasion. On the right of this screen (where W&G seem to be running some weird bee-catching kind of job) you can see a shop with buns behind the window, and the letters 'Ed'. Edwina's house of buns?
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    Yeah...I'm grasping at straws. Okay, that's all I got. I'll stop being an extreme nerd now, shall I?

    Looking great Telltale, can't wait to see some more of it in motion. Indeed, like Guybrush said, my only worry would be the limitations a possible Wiiware-release would bring.

  • Considering this game looks more detailed* (textures, high-poly models) than Sam & Max, and Sam & Max was too big for wiiware, I doubt you need be concerned.

    Looking lovely Telltale!


    * Possibly renders, rather than in-engine shots, but the thought still stands.

  • [quote]Possibly renders, rather than in-engine shots, but the thought still stands. [/quote]

    These are in-game screenshots! :D

    Also this is the lady from the concept art that you're thinking of, and she doesn't own the bun shop. But good deductions nonetheless. :)

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    @jp-30 said: Considering this game looks more detailed* (textures, high-poly models) than Sam & Max...

    Larger textures, maybe. Higher poly count, no. I believe we're about the same as Sam and Max, but we're using new rendering tricks to make things look nicer. Normal maps, more lights, specular highlights, depth of field, etc. Carlo, who is working on our new renderer, has done an amazing job.

  • Well, yay for Carlo! In game - beautiful!

    If the reason we didn't get Sam & Max released on Wiiware was due to size restrictions. And Wallace & Gromit is about the same size as Sam & Max, (I'd hate to cause someone to post the Jump-To-Conclusions Mat), it's a reasonable bet that the distribution channels will be similar for W&G to S&M.

    If there even is a Wii version in the works, of course.

  • @Emily said: These are in-game screenshots! :D

    Also this is the lady from the concept art that you're thinking of, and she doesn't own the bun shop. But good deductions nonetheless. :)

    Heh, really? She did change her hair in the meantime. I can appreciate a lady who isn't afraid to show her age.:p

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    And yes, kudos to Carlo!

  • Yeah she was redesigned after that concept art was drawn. Don't know why it in particular got released, to be honest! Who knows.

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