Telltale Announces The Walking Dead, Confirms Jurassic Park for April [Updated]

[Update: 12:10] Telltale has now announced that it is indeed making Fables games. [Original] Adventure game wizard Telltale Games has finally...

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[Update: 12:10] Telltale has now announced that it is indeed making Fables games.

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Adventure game wizard Telltale Games has finally confirmed the rumours that it's making a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie comic book series 'The Walking Dead.'

Like most Telltale games, it'll be episodic, and the developer hopes to launch the first part in the fourth quarter of this year. It'll be set in the world of the comic book rather than the recent television series, though it seems questions of genre, story, characters and more are not yet settled. "The game is at an early stage, and we're in the process of mapping this all out now," Kirkman told IGN.

Platforms have also yet to be announced, though the agreement reportedly covers PC, Mac, consoles, handhelds, mobile and social media.

There's no word yet on the rest of the five projects Telltale had said it would be revealing at the press event yesterday. It was expected that a game based upon fabulous fairy tale comic book 'Fables' would be one of them. Whatever they are, it seems that Telltale is biding its time rather than publicly announcing them all in one go.

Telltale also confirmed that the first episode of Jurassic Park: The Game will arrive in April. The whole PC and Mac series can be pre-ordered now with $5 off, for $29.99. There's also a new trailer, which is currently exclusive to Gametrailers.

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    February 18, 2011 6:26 AM

    In before complaints about graphics.
    It's by Telltale. They are practically a budget indy company. They have always been very minimalist about graphics and always settled for adequate. They go for story more than they go for excess in presentation. As long as the illustrations properly accompany the story, it's fine by me.

    Now after all that is said, I don't know how well point and click adventure will do for a JP title. I'd place its appropriateness higher than high rocket ammo first person shooters. Remember, the base premise of the whole subgenre is man meeting his apex predator. It should be the dinosaurs hunting you, not you hunting dinosaurs for giblets.

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      February 18, 2011 6:39 AM

      I thought the graphics were quite good. Looks like they are making an effort to fix the lip syncing for once.

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        February 18, 2011 6:45 AM

        I think so too. They don't leave me scratching my head wondering what's what? There's never a style inconsistency or graphical artifacts. People often make the bad equivocation that low tech means it's automatically bad. We develop new methods for graphics to increase our options for approaching visuals. Not narrow it down to the only option is the latest option.