In addition to bringing its Sam & Max episodic adventure series to Wii, Telltale Games is bringing Strong Bad to the Wii.
Titled Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, the game will be released on WiiWare as a series of episodic installments - the first of which to hit in June. The entire game will consist of five episodes total, and be released on a monthly schedule. A PC game is also planned for sometime in the future.
Based on the long-running (by web standards) cartoons by Matt and Mike Chapman of homestarrunner.com, the game will focus on Strong Bad, a short villain in a wrestling mask described as "the self-proclaimed coolest person ever." (His standards for cool, incidentally, are pretty much identical to those held by 12-year-olds in 1986.)
"The episodes play like extended cartoons, during which the player assumes the role of Strong Bad - controlling his actions, hearing his innermost thoughts, and becoming part of his awesome world," Telltale explains.
"Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin that's undeniably Strong Bad. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use (and abuse) of inventory items."
Telltale adds that each episode is crammed with "time-wasters" to "keep players poking around in the world, including Strong Bad emails to check, prank phone calls to place, and mini-games..." and that WiiConnect 24 features are included.
"The Chapmans have been treating the internet to episodic content for years. We're thrilled to have teamed up with them to take episodic gaming to the next level via Nintendo's innovative WiiWare delivery system," Telltale CEO Dan Connors proudly gushes.
Apr 10, 2008