Telltale Games News Explosion!

Telltale Games, the digital publisher of episodic fan-favorites such as Sam and Max and Tales of Monkey Island, has announced plenty of exciting news about their upcoming projects!

Their current episodic project, Back to the Future: The Game, following the events of the legendary film of the same name, has released their second episode, “Get Tannen!,” for PC/Mac consumption.  The first episode, “It’s About Time,” is now available for the PlayStation Network and iPad crowds, should you be console-ly or tablet-ly inclined.  Having played the episode, I definitely recommend a playthrough – if anything, for the incredible voice acting of AJ LoCascio taking the reins of Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly.

Telltale’s next project, Jurassic Park: The Game, has been dated: April 2011!  Telltale takes you to John Hammond’s no-doubt-totally-safe Isla Nublar in an adventure that Destructoid describes as “Heavy Rain, but with dinosaurs.”  Interesting FYI – Jurassic Park is the very first Telltale game where the player can be killed. Check out the trailer above!  Jurassic Park: The Game is currently available for preorder at Telltale’s website for $29.99 during the preorder period, increasing $5 after release.

Telltale also annouced four new projects following their Universal collaboration:  Puzzle Agent 2, the sequel to Telltale’s original puzzle game; Fables, based on the fairy tale-inspired comic book series by Bill Willingham; The Walking Dead, based on the zombie-infested comic book series by Robert Kirkman; and King’s Quest (yes, THAT King’s Quest!)

Puzzle Agent 2 follows Nelson Tethers in his second puzzle-laden adventure in the terribly creepy Scoggins, MN, as the sole agent in the FBI’s Puzzle Research Division.  Succeeding the events of Puzzle Agent, Tethers seeks for the answers behind the wide-eyed gnomes terrorizing the town, and, likely, the truth behind the mystery of the missing factory worker that concluded the previous game.

In an interview with IGN, The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, confirmed that upcoming game will be episodic and take place within the comic book universe.  The first episode of The Walking Dead is currently slated for a Q4 2011 release, but no other information, such as platform or price, has been announced.

Not much is known about Fables or the legendary King’s Quest reboot, save for an expected Q1 2012 release for the NYC-based Fables.  More details about Puzzle Agent, The Walking Dead, Fables, and King’s Quest is forthcoming at E3 and San Diego Comic-Con.

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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