Remember when we told you that Telltale was working on its own Batman game? Well, sources now indicate that the game is nearly completed and that it will be launched officially this summer, which is just a few months away. According to Telltale, this is going to be one of the company’s best games so far, not just from a storytelling point of view but also graphics-wise. Apparently, this title will benefit from new visual technology, including new rendering techniques and other eye-candy. As far as the story is concerned, the action will take place in its own universe, which means that the writing staff was free to create its own version of the Caped Crusader.
What’s also interesting is the fact that the player will be able to approach certain situations as either Bruce Wayne or Batman himself, and this will obviously change the available dialogue options and outcomes. Moreover, gamers will spend just as much time as Bruce Wayne as they will as Batman, which sounds great to me because I’ve always wanted to learn more about the man behind the mask and his motivations, his personality and his maybe even his fears.
Following its release on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC last week, the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode is now available on Android and iOS platforms. Minecraft: Story Mode, developed by serial adventure game makers Telltale Games and published by Mojang, follows Jesse, the game’s customisable, gender-flexible character, as he/she ventures across the Overworld, accompanied by a party of friends, to thwart an evil monster.
Episode One, “The Order of the Stone”, operates much the same as Telltale’s previous games – which include the critically-lauded The Walking Dead, Borderlands spin-off Tales From the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, based on the popular HBO TV show, and Back to the Future: The Game, set for a re-release to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary – challenging the player to light adventure game-style puzzles, quick-time events, and dialogue choices, allowing the player to shape the story akin to a “choose-your-own-adventure” book.
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode One, “The Order of the Stone” is available for Android and iOS, priced £3.92/£3.99, respectively. The game is also available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, either as separate episodes or a season pass, priced £24.99 on Xbox One and Playstation 4, £19.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and £18.99 on Steam for PC and Mac.
PlayStation has opened a flash sale last night in an attempt to make a quick sell of 75 of its products for less than $1 until Monday. Included in the 75 games are Shoot Many Robots, Gravity Rush, a Tales of Monkey Island bundle, and full seasons of a few of Telltale Games’ series.
Don’t expect to see any recent releases or significant game titles selling for this price, though PlayStation users can find at least Payday: The Heist for $0.90, which was previously selling for $14.99. Also, Two Sam & Max collections can be bought this weekend for $0.80, down from $19.99, and Star Wars: Battlefront II for PSP is also set at a price of $0.90.
Telltale has included the Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game, as well as Puzzle Agent titles and there are also some other neat games which you can grab from the store. For anyone interested in taking a look, the full list of games can be seen here.
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The first episode of the sure-fire hit Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series reaches the PC and Mac tomorrow on Steam, the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution platforms. If you don’t want to be spoiled in the game – if you haven’t watched the HBO version of the show, you really need to in order to get the entire experience from the game – it starts off at the end of Season 3 in the TV show, and ends at the beginning of Season 5.
Players get to take control of various characters from House Forrester, or even a servant to the house. During the War of Five Kings, each member of House Forrester will be fighting to try and save the House from utter destruction. If you’re a fan of the HBO series, you owe it to yourself to check out the game!
Telltale Games have some seriously big games under their belt, with The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, but I think the Game of Thrones game is going to be absolutely huge. The news from today, is that many of the stars on the show are reprising their roles in the form of voice talent for the multi-platform game.
The game will have you playing five playable family members from House Forrester, which come from the Wolfswood, in the north of Westeros. We know that the game is coming soon, with episode one (of six) hopefully arriving before the end of the year, but if it doesn’t, we should expect the King Slayer to make it happen.
Telltale games are very well-known in the gaming industry for their work on The Walking Dead, a highly popular episodic gaming series based on the TV / Book series of the same name, so who better than them to work on an upcoming Game of Thrones title set in the George R.R. Martin universe (other than Bethesda).
Telltale started the teasing with an image on Twitter, posting a quote from the latest Game of Thrones book, A Dance With Dragons, and we suspect the family name Forrester is emphasized for a reason (see above). House Forrester is a minor clan name that isn’t (yet) featured in the book series, but since we know that this games story will be set concurrently with the main story, a “meanwhile in x” style story line seems the likely course, with a focus on background characters so not to tread on the lore currently laid out by the series.
What we do know of the Forresters is that they’re sworn to House Glover of Deepwood Motte in the North, which holds loyalty to the Starks of Winterfell.
“The show does a great job of interpreting George R.R. Martin’s work, and his work provides a huge dictionary of knowledge about what the franchise is,” Telltale boss Dan Conner previously teased.
“It’s really a dream to sit down and say, ‘What’s our space in this world? Where are we in this world?’ And the world offers you so much to explore.”
The release date is still a mystery, but we do know it’ll be heading to PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Rumor has it that a Game of Thrones game from Telltale Games is in development. In an article posted by Bit-Tech, multiple sources from IGN close to the matter confirmed that work on the IP is under way.
No information which links the game to George R.R. Martin’s books or the HBO TV adaptation of the books has been given though. Telltale Games itself has declined to comment officially, adding that these sorts of rumours about what it is working on crop up from time to time.
A Game of Thrones game has already been released as an RPG title in May 2012 from Cyanide. The game received poor reviews and many considered the title to be rushed and suffering from a lack of polish. Telltale Games’ most recent release is The Wolf Among us, based on the successful graphic novel series Fables. It is also working on season two of the popular Walking Dead series.
HBO’s book adaptation of the Game of Thrones books has catapulted the popular fantasy series of books into the mainstream and has become a huge success and fans expect the fourth series to begin in early 2014.
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Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, have officially revealed The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series , which is now available for pre-order on PC/Mac via the Telltale Games Online Store as well as Steam. The second season will make its highly-anticipated premiere later this year on PC/Mac, home consoles and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.
The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will continue the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, now left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad. Now assuming the role of an ordinary child, players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through their decisions and actions.
“The terrifying nature of Robert Kirkman’s world has allowed Telltale to push the boundaries of interactive drama in video games to a place that has had fans anxious to know what will happen next in this series,” said Dan Connors, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “Today we can finally lift the veil, albeit only a little, on how this story will continue, and we’ll soon be putting players in the shoes of a lead role that will challenge their expectations of how to survive in a world where no one can be trusted.”
Expected to premiere later this year, The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will consist of five episodes that will be released for digital download over the course of the season and will conclude in 2014. Players can save 10% off of the purchase price of the PC/Mac versions with a pre-order of the season pass, giving them access to all five episodes for the total cost of $22.49 USD or equivalent when ordering through the Telltale Online Store, or through the Steam digital distribution service.
Additionally, this November, Telltale Games will release The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Game of the Year Edition to retailers across North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Game of the Year Edition will include all five episodes of the award-winning series, plus the critically-acclaimed episode ‘400 Days,’ as well as access to the series’ original score and exclusive behind the scenes video. Currently available for pre-order at retailers everywhere, the Game of the Year Edition will be available for $29.99 USD or equivalent.