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Telltale announces all five games 18 Feb, 2011 / 25 comments

Well, here's a nice tip-off from BillieJoe86 (cheers): Telltale has announced, via our corporate rivals, IGN, all five games they have in development (apart from Jurassic Park and Back to the Future). You may want to sit down for this one:

Apart from Fables and The Walking Dead we first have King's Quest - yeah, that one. The classic [sic] series from 1980s and 1990s Sierra returns as a "reboot", though it's unknown if the benevolent hand of series creator Roberta Williams will be involved. Expect more details at E3.

Then we have Nelson Tethers, Puzzle Agent, returning in Puzzle Agent 2. No idea if it's a full series, but Dan Connors has mentioned, in the past, that the formula of the gameplay will change. Thanks to all you people in the comments. This will be a single episode that continues the story of the first. Here's a trailer!

Finally, Hector: Badge of Carnage - an independent episodic game with an episode (not by Telltale) already out - will see two more episodes added to its rooster.
Comments: 25 / Source: IGN

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    clone2727 on 19 Feb, 2011, 17:07…

    Kroms

    DanSky

    Welcome ? I would not define it a new exprience. I'm waiting a new monkey island game since I was 8 years old, 21 years ago.


    I guess you're one of those people who count anything post-Ronzo non-canon.

    21 years ago would make it after MI1.

    @DanSky: You didn't like MI2? O_o
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    Kroms on 19 Feb, 2011, 13:22…

    DanSky

    Kroms


    Welcome to the eternal torture of waiting for a Monkey Island game :)


    Welcome ? I would not define it a new exprience. I'm waiting a new monkey island game since I was 8 years old, 21 years ago.


    I guess you're one of those people who count anything post-Ronzo non-canon.
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    TestType on 19 Feb, 2011, 12:01…
    Yes! Really excited about Puzzle Agent. Disappointed it's not a full season but I'll take what I get. That's about the only game from the new announcements I'm excited about.

    I don't get what's appealing about the Kings Quest license. It's kind of a non-license if you ask me, apart from the name I'm not familiar with any sort of connection between the individual titles, except they all borrow generic fantasy elements to create their world/story.
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    DanSky on 19 Feb, 2011, 11:31…

    Kroms


    Welcome to the eternal torture of waiting for a Monkey Island game :)


    Welcome ? I would not define it a new exprience. I'm waiting a new monkey island game since I was 8 years old, 21 years ago.
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    cocomonk22 on 19 Feb, 2011, 05:45…
    As a LucasArts and Sierra fan, I am looking forward to KQ. =)
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    clone2727 on 19 Feb, 2011, 05:06…

    ATMachine

    I'm cautiously optimistic about King's Quest. If nothing else, the death sequences in The Tomb of Sammun-Mak felt very Sierra in style.

    I don't recall any death sequences, but that was a while ago already so my memory could just be betraying me. But there were definitely none in the Sierra-vain; No pop-up window deploring me for accidentally guiding Rosella off a cliff or having Graham go near a river.
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    ATMachine on 19 Feb, 2011, 03:45…
    Funnily enough, when I read this news I had JUST finished a playthrough of KQ6.

    I'm cautiously optimistic about King's Quest. If nothing else, the death sequences in The Tomb of Sammun-Mak felt very Sierra in style.
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    The Tingler on 19 Feb, 2011, 03:10…
    Don't really care about anything Sierra - heard the stories were great, but the puzzles and the unforgiving death penalties always kept me to the LucasArts camp.

    Puzzle Agent 2 is a big YES, although I hope it'll at least be a longer game if it's not a series.

    Bankotsu

    It's really hard to stay calm after this.
    There were FOUR CHANCES (Walking Dead already kinda announced) of TTG announcing Tales 2... And we get... Interesting titles, but... I'm not crying. I swear I'm not crying



    To be honest, we were hopeful but knew that, unless a miracle had happened and LucasArts had got their s**t together in the last few months without telling anyone, Monkey Island 6 was unlikely.

    LucasArts' higher-ups don't seem to know what they're doing right now. Until we at least get some news or more games announced from them (as soon as Lego Star Wars III goes out next month, that's it for the games they have anything to do with), don't expect Tales 2.
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    hierohero on 19 Feb, 2011, 02:19…
    King's Quest!! Incredible!!!
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    mrcolinp on 18 Feb, 2011, 23:13…

    Remi O


    I highly doubt Activision would give TTG carte blanche to old Sierra titles. Look at their sue-happy past.



    I don't understand why Activision's "sue-happy past" would make them less likely to license Telltale the entire Sierra catalog.
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    Remi on 18 Feb, 2011, 23:02…

    mrcolinp

    The Adventure Gamers article on this subject seems to imply that Telltale's deal with Activision is for ALL of the Sierra titles:
    http://www.adventuregamers.com/newsitem.php?id=2213&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AdventureGamersNews+%28Adventure+Gamers+News%29

    Which means, omg, Space Quest.



    I highly doubt Activision would give TTG carte blanche to old Sierra titles. Look at their sue-happy past.
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    Jeo on 18 Feb, 2011, 23:00…
    Wow... Telltale sure is busy. Moreso than usual, that is.

    Maybe it's a good thing that there's no Tales 2 coming out in the immediate future. That would be one game I'd like them to really, really concentrate on. So many games lack much needed polish these days...
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    mrcolinp on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:56…
    The Adventure Gamers article on this subject seems to imply that Telltale's deal with Activision is for ALL of the Sierra titles:
    http://www.adventuregamers.com/newsitem.php?id=2213&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AdventureGamersNews+%28Adventure+Gamers+News%29

    Which means, omg, Space Quest.
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    MarioColbert on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:56…
    I've played Sierra games as a kid, and learned English through them. I beat Space Quest III with nothing but an English/Russian dictionary at my disposal at the age of 10 or 11... King's Quest was by far the least favorite series of all of them. I have nothing kind to say about Williams. King's Quest IV's bridle puzzle. The extensive lameness of KQ7, the impossible KQ3, and the hilariously awful Phantasmagoria. Apart from the consistently magical LucasArts, Williams was competing with a few rather excellent storytellers: Al Lowe (of Leisure Suit Larry and Freddy Pharkas) and the spectacular Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe (Space Quest). As much as this community might like to poke fun at "RESTORE RESTART QUIT" messages - there were excellent stories, hilarious jokes, and incredible taste (I can't see anyone today pulling off a Leisure Suit Larry series with taste and style - Lowe's games were never pornographic and walked the line between absurdity and vulgarity with class and charm).

    But KQ6, however, is pretty fantastic. It's not devoid of Williams breaking the game (forgot to pick an item up in the beginning of the game) or making you suddenly have way less fun than before (i heard you guys love mazes!) but it did embrace the overall design of the series. King Graham's Family are owned by evil wizards, the remaining member travels to a faraway land that's completely unlike what you've seen in the series, and you explore characters from various mythologies, fairy tales, folklore, and fiction.

    If Telltale can't make a formula that's already dripping with potential into something great, I'm not sure who can.
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    Remi on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:55…
    For the naysayers: King's Quest could be good. The stories and atmosphere in the original games held a good quality, while the puzzles, obviously, were dreadful. Looking at the simplicity of TTG's puzzles, I don't think that'll be much of a problem with whatever they come up with.
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    Bankotsu on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:51…
    It's really hard to stay calm after this.
    There were FOUR CHANCES (Walking Dead already kinda announced) of TTG announcing Tales 2... And we get... Interesting titles, but... I'm not crying. I swear I'm not crying
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    Jeo on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:50…
    Wow. King's Quest. I wonder if Telltale will make it with the classic Sierra fans in mind and put a deathtrap or ten in every screen of the game... Somehow I don't think I'm the only one who's a bit weirded out by a "Lucasartsian" company making a Sierra game. Damn that evil, evil Sierra and their dead-ends!

    Nostalgia...

    None of these games really excite me that much (yet, at least) except for Puzzle Agent. It'll be interesting to see what changes they'll make.
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    Kroms on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:49…

    DanSky

    Youuuuu mojos... You inserted the inception of monkey island 6 into my mind....and I already believed it was real...
    Now my disappont is complete. And if'm not, maybe my sister will.
    Ewww gosh.


    Welcome to the eternal torture of waiting for a Monkey Island game :)
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    clone2727 on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:45…
    King's Quest by Telltale... there's a very simple formula that could make it good:


    NO ROBERTA WILLIAMS.
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    DanSky on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:43…
    Youuuuu mojos... You inserted the inception of monkey island 6 into my mind....and I already believed it was real...
    Now my disappont is complete. And if'm not, maybe my sister will.
    Ewww gosh.
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    AlfredJ on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:29…
    Puzzle Agent 2 will be one episode, which will conclude the story started in the first one. It will still contain the same gameplay style. That Grickle-guy said so in this interview: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30919

    Puzzle Agent is actually the game I'm most excited about out of all of those titles. Walking Dead could be interesting, as could Fables (never read the comics), but I'll have to wait and see how those turn out. The same goes for Hector (although the youtube trailer did make me laugh).

    I couldn't give a rat's ass about King's Quest. I always hated those damn games. It scares the willies out of me that they might do more Sierra-titles. I'm usually pretty open minded about new games before I see anything, but Sierra should have been left to die in a gutter back in the 80s, where it belonged. However, I do admit that I probably couldn't resist buying a TTG Leisure Suit Larry-game. But I would hate myself for doing so.
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    Alex IDV on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:29…
    While this IS neat, I really really wanted a Monkey Island 6 :O
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    black_sheep on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:17…
    Puzzle Agent 2 trailer:
    http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02/18/puzzle-agent-2-announced/

    And Puzzle Agent 2 is just that, a single game that completes the story of the first game. Weird that telltale NOT do an episodic series for it.

    Source : http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=453393&postcount=1115
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    Kroms on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:16…
    Yeah, I always kinda liked King's Quest's world - some dude going on a fantasy quest - but Sierra's design makes it impossible to play in. TTG might/will hopefully do a better job with it.
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    Remi on 18 Feb, 2011, 22:15…
    Really excited for another Tethers game. King's Quest, too, could be interesting.

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