New ‘Wallace & Gromit’ game looks a lot like ‘Wallace & Gromit’

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Telltale Games has released the first five in-game screenshots from its upcoming Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures for PC and an undisclosed console system (I’m betting the Wii, based on Telltale’s track record — more on that below).

Not seen on screen since 2005’s hilarious feature film Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the hapless inventor and his faithful canine companion return to TV on Christmas Day in the U.K. with the short film A Matter of Loaf and Death. Like all good things from across the pond, those of us in the U.S. will have to wait a bit longer to see it — but I wouldn’t be shocked or disappointed to see a coordinated marketing campaign for the game and the new short film.

Wallace and Gromit Wallace and Gromit

Say “Cheese!” and hit the jump to check out more clay-mazing pics from the game!

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit Wallace and Gromit

Telltale Games/Aardman images via GamesPress

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures will combine the rich and imaginative storytelling the quirky inventor and his faithful canine sidekick are known for with the critically-acclaimed writing, fun gameplay, and unique TV-style format Telltale has pioneered. Assuming the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, players will spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in. The new trailer, artwork, and additional information about the series can be found at www.telltalegames.com/wallaceandgromit.

“Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures extends our vision for delivering new kinds of entertainment to everyone who enjoys a good story,” said Telltale CEO and co-founder Dan Connors. “Wallace & Gromit has a long history of entertaining people of all ages, and the world Aardman has created is rich with humor and storytelling possibilities. Our team has been enjoying the process of adapting this series for new audiences, and we look forward to reintroducing it to long-time fans in the episodic format that Telltale has been innovating.”

Wallace
An endearing and affable inventor. Ever enthusiastic, Wallace’s hair-brained, over-ambitious, yet well intentioned ideas consistently get him and his faithful hound into trouble. A definite penchant for cheese and crackers, not to mention fashionable knitwear!

Gromit
Wallace’s long-suffering loyal pooch. Gromit cares greatly for Wallace even though he’s often railroaded into his masters mad-cap plans. Though cultured and sensitive, preferring order and the quiet life, Gromit displays amazing courage and heroism when it comes to getting his master out of self-made scrapes. Always showing astonishing initiative, Gromit is definitely the intelligent one of the pair.

Telltale is known for its story-driven, episodic games such as Sam & Max Season One for Nintendo Wii and Sam & Max Season Two for PC. It also has Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, the first episodic series for WiiWare, based on the Homestarrunner.com Flash cartoons. Telltale tends to release their games online in short, self-contained pieces that can be played in any order, but like any sitcom there is more payoff for fans who stick with a series from beginning to end.

Sean Clarke, head of marketing and licensing for Aardman, added: “Wallace and Gromit are much-loved characters with cross generational appeal who will work perfectly in this kind of game-playing environment. Telltale is a leading producer of interactive gaming and we are delighted to partner with them on this exciting new project.”

Wallace & Gromit fans interested in learning more about the type of games Telltale makes can download free demos at www.telltalegames.com. You can also check out Wallace & Gromit concept art and renders.

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