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Telltale at E3 2011

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Update: Telltale confirmed what they're going to show at E3. See post #14.

E3 is coming closer and closer, and while people everywhere are hoping to catch a glimpse of GTA V or the new Zelda, there's one company that's going to blow all others out of the water. That's right, Telltale is back, and according to the E3 Exhibitor List they're marked as a 'First Look Exhibitor' (http://www.e3expo.com/show-info/641/exhibitor-list/, you can also find them on the interactive floor plan on that same website). I'm not sure what that means, but I assume it means that we're going to get our first look at one or more of their new titles. What could it be?

Possible titles:

* The Walking Dead: The Game -> New information was promised on E3 and the San Diego Comic-Con.
Source: the official Walking Dead: The Game facebook page (among others):
[quote]The Walking Dead: The Game ‎@RobertSevigny: We'll have some more information as we head into E3 and San Diego Comic Con.[/quote]

* King's Quest -> Several sources reported that Telltale would reveal more information about King's Quest during E3, so this one will probably be there.
Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/18/kings-quest-reboot-coming-courtesy-of-telltale/
[quote]"We have agreed to a multi-title, multiplatform deal to reboot the King's Quest franchise," Telltale SVP of marketing, Steve Allison, announced during a press event last night. "Much like we did with Tales of Monkey Island, we're rebooting King's Quest with all new episodic games and multiple series." He provided no details beyond that, but promised more would be revealed at E3 this June.[/quote]
(the fact that he compares rebooting King's Quest to the way they handled Monkey Island makes me think it won't be a complete reboot)

* Puzzle Agent 2 -> Originally given a Spring 2011 release date, and Kid Beyond mentioned that the team was working on it in the recent video interview on the TTG Blog, which means that Telltale should be able to start showing more footage from the game pretty soon.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4b0f-PoFBY

* Law & Order: LA -> Announced for a 2011 release, but not much is known about the game beyond that fact.

* Fables -> Announced for a 2012 release. Again, not much is known about the game, but I wouldn't expect to see much of it at E3. Probably too far in the future.

* Jurassic Park: The Game -> I assume everyone here knows about the situation with Jurassic Park. It's possible it will have a place at E3, depending on the fact if they want to use the same demo they used at their recent press event. Not exactly a first-look though.

* Some previously unannounced title -> Yeah, right. Not going to happen. Unless it's a new Theodore Dudebrough-game.

I'm mostly excited about seeing Walking Dead and King's Quest myself. Walking Dead because of the fact that I love the original comics, and I'm really curious about what they're going to do with it. I don't really have a strong connection with King's Quest (grew up as a Lucasarts-guy), but I am pretty curious about how a Sierra-style Telltale-game will look and play.

Of course, I really want that Puzzle Agent-sequel, but I think we sort of know what we can expect from that title.

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  • legend of zelda is going to steal the show

  • I'd love for Telltale to unveil another Tales of Monkey Island... but their plate is a little full at the moment. :(

  • @DrRocketGenius said: I'd love for Telltale to unveil another Tales of Monkey Island... but their plate is a little full at the moment. :(


    They COULD annouce something like a Teaser for 2012, though that all depends on if they're making one.

  • I heard telltale's bit was 99% unveiling of the Sam and Max Season 3 soundtrack, and 1% everything listed above.

  • @DrRocketGenius said: I'd love for Telltale to unveil another Tales of Monkey Island... but their plate is a little full at the moment. :(

    I'd be legitimately surprised if Telltale announces any new games at all. It seems like with the group of announcements last February (along with the later announcement of Law and Order) we have the full list of Telltale's schedule until mid-2012.

    Not saying another announcement is out of the question, but how much bigger can their workload get? :p

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: I'd be legitimately surprised if Telltale announces any new games at all. It seems like with the group of announcements last February (along with the later announcement of Law and Order) we have the full list of Telltale's schedule until mid-2012.

    Not saying another announcement is out of the question, but how much bigger can their workload get? :p

    no more games please telltale

  • Personally, I'm excited to hear about any Jurassic Park news.

  • According to Destructoid and various other sources (http://www.destructoid.com/e3-11-telltale-will-have-the-walking-dead-jurassic-park-200927.phtml), this is what we'll be seeing from Telltale this E3. These titles are confirmed:

    - The big title will be The Walking Dead. We'll probably get a trailer, maybe even more.

    - More on Jurassic Park the Game (as expected). IGN mentions the following:
    [quote]E3 should bring new levels, new mechanics and new dinosaurs. It's time to see the fated can of shaving cream that holds all the secrets of the park and maybe catch a glimpse of a movie scene from the game angle. (Remember, this title is happening concurrently with the events of the first film.)[/quote]http://m.ign.com/articles/1166932

    - A first look at Puzzle Agent 2.

    - The final episode of Back to the Future. As some of you might now, the episode is set to release sometime in June (as seen on the store page), so it might not be out before E3 hits. I'm avoiding anything Telltale has to say about the episode in that case, because I'm not going to let anyone spoiler the final episode for me.

    - Telltale is 'up for discussing' King's Quest. Destructoid sort of assumes we'll see some sort of trailer or gameplay, but I think Telltale simply meant that they're ready to talk a bit more about the game. I think the focus will mostly be on Walking Dead this year.

    No word on Law & Order, the remaining Hector-episodes or a new series. Not that it matters, because this is a pretty epic line-up. Hopefully we'll get a release date for Walking Dead, and hopefully it's not too far off. On the other hand, the podcast makes it sound as if the game is still in a very early stage of production. Time will tell.

    I'm excited!

  • I don't know if it was in the press assets, but I know Telltale said something along the lines of 'more to be unveiled' about King's Quest at E3 in the official press release, which appears to have disappeared.

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