SAN RAFAEL, CA. August 24, 2009 -- Tales of Monkey Island games are now available at Amazon's new channel as the first episodic series available for the company's recently launched Game Download Store. Each chapter of Tales of Monkey Island sells for $8.95, beginning with the first two chapters available for immediate download at www.amazon.com/GameDownloads in the United States. This also represents the first time that the Tales of Monkey Island episodes for PC have been available for purchase as individual episodes. Steering the intrepid Guybrush Threepwood through a grand pirate adventure has never been so easily accessible!
"Opening this distribution relationship with Amazon.com introduces Tales of Monkey Island to new audiences of game players of all ages who can fulfill their aspirations of becoming adventurous, swashbuckling pirates," said James Lamorticelli Telltale's Vice President, Publishing.
Tales of Monkey Island has been Telltale's most successful digital episodic series launch to date, with critics and gamers finding their sea legs and responding positively to the first new original Monkey Island storyline in nine years. In the tradition of the great old movie serials with cliffhanger endings, the Tales of Monkey Island will unfold as an adventure over five months, with each episodic chapter raising the stakes on Guybrush Threepwood's quest to eradicate the insidious voodoo pox threatening the Caribbean, reunite with his wife and vanquish his arch rival the pirate LeChuck. The story deepens through interweaving threads in each chapter building to surprising twists in the grand finale coming this fall!
So sharpen your cutlass and get ready for a thrilling quest to solve the mysteries of Tales of Monkey Island and defeat your enemies to become a true pirate hero today.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only company to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Their landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE(R) 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(TM). Telltale's Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures has just released the finale episode for PC, concluding a four-month escapade that took the famous inventor and his faithful pooch through a madcap series of wild and engaging new stories. The full series will release for Xbox LIVE Arcade in the coming months. 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. 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.