Telltale’s resume has grown enormously over the last few years, spurred on by the success of their Walking Dead franchise. They’ve always had a number of franchises on their run at any time, from the mediocre Sam & Max to their truly dreadful Law & Order games, before finding some comedic feet with Strong Bad. But those were the olden days when their games were cartoonish point and click adventures. Now they are choose-your-own adventures with SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. Currently we concurrently have The Wolf Among Us, Tales From The Borderlands, Game Of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode, and The Walking Dead. Recently they announced they’re adding Batman and a Marvel title. But I’ve uncovered even more, exclusively revealed below.
As the television series draws to a close, Telltale plans to expand on the run, bringing the lives of the Crawley family and their servants into the 1930s. Following the themes of Fellowes’ programme, the five-part episodic run will explore how the major events of the time affect the family members and their relationship with their staff. Will you make the decision to allow your butler to take advantage of Col. Jacob Schick’s electric razor? Who will find love when Amelia Earhart flies by to visit? Can you prevent injury as the family treats the servants to a lovely afternoon on the recently invented trampoline? And how will lunch go with that nice Mr Hitler? Goebbels will remember that!
In the wake of the forthcoming film, interest is expected to be renewed in Schultz’s comic creations, and Telltale are hoping to catch some of that with a new five-part episodic series of adventures. Giving the series the classic Telltale spin, we find Charlie Brown in the depths of his depression, turning to heroin for a way out. Supplied by Lucy, he finds himself caught up in an elaborate crime syndicate and attempts to uncover who is at the top – could it be a certain yellow bird? Meanwhile, Snoopy in his guise as the Red Baron is charged with war crimes, while Pig-Pen contracts trenchfoot and loses a leg.
In spin-off stories running in parallel with the new CBS show, Telltale aims to bring you even closer to the inaction. Pushing the boundaries of superhero fiction, much like its television counterpart, the five-part episodic series will seek out new and contrived ways to remove Kara’s powers to ensure most of her time is spent standing around and complaining. Big name enemies familiar from the comic book world will wander through in the background while the series cast voices office-based discussions about how difficult it is to be rich, white and beautiful in modern-day America.
AMC’s The Walking Dead discussion programme has been picked up by Telltale to expand on their successful zombie franchise. Playing as Chris Hardwick, you choose conversation options with special guests Paget Brewster and Josh Gad, as you sycophantically pore over a previous episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, in a way that sort of implies you might actually think the games are real.
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