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Handy dandy list of the fate of various Telltale games 22 Nov, 2020 / 9 comments

With the assignment process of Telltale Inc. circa 2018-2019, their titles were scooped up by many different entities. So, I figured it would be handy to list what is currently known about the fate of their titles.

The rights to Batman: The Telltale Series, Batman: The Enemy Within, Hector: Badge of Carnage, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, and The Wolf Among Us (as well as the publishing rights to RGX Showdown) were acquired by LCG Entertainment with their formation of Telltale 2.0 on August 28, 2019. They later acquired the rights to Tales of Monkey Island on June 26, 2020.

The rights to Telltale's The Walking Dead games were acquired by the creator of The Walking Dead, Skybound. They are now published by Skybound Games, a subsidiary that contracted members of the Telltale staff to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season from the Telltale 1.0 offices in 2019.

The rights to Tales from the Borderlands were acquired by 2K, the company that holds the rights to the Borderlands franchise.

The rights to the Sam & Max games were acquired by Skunkape Games, a company formed by former Telltale 1.0 staff (and the studio that's currently remastering the games).

These games are currently available to purchase (plus Sam & Max Save the World is available to pre-order in its remastered form. Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Remastered and Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Remastered will be available once Skunkape remasters those as well).

The rest are not available for purchase (although all are available to redownload if you purchased them from GOG.com, Steam, the Telltale Store, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Nintendo e-Shop, etc.). These remaining games presumably remain in rights limbo. We'll keep you updated as (hopefully) more legacy Telltale games become available to purchase again.

Oh, and the CSI games still belong to Ubisoft, but no one cares about those.

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    Pohev on 24 Nov, 2020, 13:00…

    Jennifer

    Pohev

    Scummbuddy

    Wallace and Gromit do at least have a new game coming out, but not a super traditional kind of game if I remember right.


    Oh really? what game pls?


    It's an augmented reality game for mobile devices called The Big Fix Up: https://www.thebigfixup.co.uk/



    Wow, thanks!

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    ThunderPeel2001 on 23 Nov, 2020, 22:05…

    Jennifer

    ThunderPeel2001

    I still love Poker Night 2 :)

    I was lucky enough to get both Poker Night games, Puzzle Agent games, Strong Bad, and Wallace and Gromit on Steam. Although I've still not played the last two.

    And I got that one CSI game about the mystery of the game studio executive who was murdered after cancelling an adventure game on CD-ROM. (Assumed it would be fun to play one day!)


    The CSI games aren't that bad, actually. You actually have the best of the bunch too (CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder). That case is definitely worth playing alone, as not only is it full of fun jabs and in-jokes, but it's actually a pretty good mystery to boot.



    Excellent! It was the team who had Sam & Max 2 cancelled as I recall, right?
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    Jennifer on 23 Nov, 2020, 17:50…

    ThunderPeel2001

    I still love Poker Night 2 :)

    I was lucky enough to get both Poker Night games, Puzzle Agent games, Strong Bad, and Wallace and Gromit on Steam. Although I've still not played the last two.

    And I got that one CSI game about the mystery of the game studio executive who was murdered after cancelling an adventure game on CD-ROM. (Assumed it would be fun to play one day!)


    The CSI games aren't that bad, actually. You actually have the best of the bunch too (CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder). That case is definitely worth playing alone, as not only is it full of fun jabs and in-jokes, but it's actually a pretty good mystery to boot.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 23 Nov, 2020, 12:29…
    I still love Poker Night 2 :)

    I was lucky enough to get both Poker Night games, Puzzle Agent games, Strong Bad, and Wallace and Gromit on Steam. Although I've still not played the last two.

    And I got that one CSI game about the mystery of the game studio executive who was murdered after cancelling an adventure game on CD-ROM. (Assumed it would be fun to play one day!)
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    Jennifer on 23 Nov, 2020, 12:20…

    Pohev

    Scummbuddy

    Wallace and Gromit do at least have a new game coming out, but not a super traditional kind of game if I remember right.


    Oh really? what game pls?


    It's an augmented reality game for mobile devices called The Big Fix Up: https://www.thebigfixup.co.uk/
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    Pohev on 23 Nov, 2020, 11:28…

    Scummbuddy

    Wallace and Gromit do at least have a new game coming out, but not a super traditional kind of game if I remember right.



    Oh really? what game pls?
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    Scummbuddy on 22 Nov, 2020, 22:56…
    And, "Oh Snap!" on the CSI commentary. :D
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    Scummbuddy on 22 Nov, 2020, 22:56…
    Wallace and Gromit do at least have a new game coming out, but not a super traditional kind of game if I remember right.
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    Kroms on 22 Nov, 2020, 21:07…
    I wonder if they'll ever re-release "Wallace and Gromit" and "Poker Night".

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