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Telltale Releasing Globally Popular Wallace & Gromit Game to Celebrate iPad International Growth
Crafty inventor and his craftier pet will bring new kind of fun to revolutionary device
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – June 10, 2010 – Telltale Inc, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, today announces a new game for iPad: Wallace & Gromit The Last Resort! Audiences of all ages around the world will soon have the inventive, fun and engaging adventure of Aardman Animations’ Wallace & Gromit at their fingertips with the iPad.
“Each Telltale Wallace & Gromit game is like an interactive film to immerse themselves in and guide the on-screen action, solving conundrums and experiencing the story,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. “The iPad is one of the most exciting gaming platforms to design and develop games for as it allows us to bring a unique kind of storytelling and experience to our fans, which they can interact with directly on the vast iPad screen.”
In The Last Resort, Wallace and his faithful pooch Gromit, embark on an ambitious new venture laced with unexpected (and always amusing) complications. When foul weather throws a spanner into their holiday plans, Wallace & Gromit bring the beach to 62 West Wallaby, constructing a makeshift resort (complete with waterslide) — in their basement! It’s a lovely holiday but keeping customers satisfied is tricky business, especially when one of them is clocked on the head by an unknown assailant. It is up to Wallace & Gromit to find the clues and solve the mystery and figure out whodunnit, with a little help from Wallace's latest invention, the Deduct-o-matic (and your iPad!). This family friendly game will be available at the affordable price of $4.99 USD, £2.99 and €3.99.
Wallace & Gromit: The Last Resort will join Telltale’s recently released Sam & Max: The Penal Zone on iPad, which leading journalists have acclaimed as a must have iPad app. Wallace & Gromit is expected to join Sam & Max at the iTunes App Store in the near future.
About Wallace & Gromit
An endearing and affable inventor. Ever enthusiastic, Wallace's hair-brained, over-ambitious, yet well intentioned ideas consistently get him and his faithful hound into trouble. A definite penchant for cheese and crackers, not to mention fashionable knitwear!
Wallace's long-suffering loyal pooch. Gromit cares greatly for Wallace even though he's often railroaded into his master’s mad-cap plans. Though cultured and sensitive, preferring order and the quiet life, Gromit displays amazing courage and heroism when it comes to getting his master out of self-made scrapes. Always showing astonishing initiative, Gromit is definitely the intelligent one of the pair.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. The studio's landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC and Wii, and coming soon to Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons, soon followed as the first episodic series for WiiWare™. Telltale's latest series, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, is now releasing monthly on PC and will debut this spring on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Telltale's other games include two installments in Ubisoft's CSI series, based on the most popular television franchise in the United States, and two games based on the best-selling Bone comics by Jeff Smith. Telltale's games have won numerous awards, including Adventure Game of the Year accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from The New York Times to Variety to Playboy. USA Today ranked Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures among five downloadable games to watch for in 2009.
Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming year. For more information, visit http://www.telltalegames.com.
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK), co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. The studio has won over 400 international awards, including 4 Oscars(R).
Aardman's multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterized and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio's work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercial productions. www.aardman.com