For Immediate Release
Hamburg, Germany/San Rafael, CA: June 7, 2010. German publisher and developer Daedalic Entertainment and Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, announced today a new partnership to bring Telltale’s episodic series Wallace&Gromit’s Grand Adventures to retail in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Daedalic will release a new episode of Wallace&Gromit’s Grand Adventures every month, starting with“The Last Resort” on July 27. The individual episodes will retail for SRP€ 14,99, be packaged in an attractive flap-box and feature all-new full German voice localization.
“We’re very happy to have won Telltale as a partner for our growing publishing portfolio. Our companies share a deep passion for creative storytelling and great adventure games, which makes this partnership a perfect match for us”, said Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment.
"This partnership with Daedalic will be an excellent avenue for getting Telltale titles to one of the largest, most enthusiastic audiences for gaming adventures," comments Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "With these releases, German-speaking Wallace&Gromit fans will be able to enjoy these games in their native language for the first time."
Wallace and Gromit, the well-meaning but accident-prone inventor and his capable and highly-intelligent canine companion, have been delighting audiences with their popular animated adventures for twenty years.
Wallace&Gromit's Grand Adventures combines the rich and imaginative storytelling of Aardman Animations (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace&Gromit, Chicken Run) with the critically-acclaimed writing, fun gameplay, and unique episodic format Telltale has pioneered. Alternating between the roles of both Wallace and Gromit throughout the game, players will banter with a charismatic cast of characters, tinker with Wallace's creative contraptions, and enjoy four all-new stories set in the colorful Wallace&Gromit universe.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany offers international partners services in the fields of development, publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the ideal partner for games marketing, development and publishing.
Daedalic has released a number of acclaimed titles, collecting five German Game Developer Awards in the last two years with Edna&Harvey:
The Breakout and The Whispered World, as well as being named“Studio of the Year 2009”. Daedalic is currently developing a host of new and innovative games that include the upcoming A New Beginning and Deponia.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of interactive stories playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content, developing games as series, and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles 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 USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PlayStation ® 3, PC, Mac, Wii TM , Xbox 360 TM , iPhone/iPod Touch, and iPad.
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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 ® .
Aardman's multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised 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.