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Telltale nicks Wallace & Gromit license for new series

Obviously Telltale Games recognizes a quality dog-and-sidekick comedy duo when they see one. Following two successful seasons of Sam & Max, today Telltale finally revealed their long-awaited next series to be Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures.

Wallace & Gromit make for an intriguing choice of adventure game protagonists. There's no questioning the popularity of the cheese-loving, mild-mannered inventor (Wallace) and his mute but clever canine companion, though the pair offer less opportunity for snappy dialogue than Telltale's other series. Nick Park's beloved claymation characters first made a name for themselves in a trio of stop motion short films in the early '90s, followed by a series of ten mini-shorts and a full-length feature film. The two have also starred in video games before, though Project Zoo and the movie tie-in Curse of the Were Rabbit were more action-oriented than their Grand Adventures presumably will be.

The mystery franchise was first hinted at several months ago, leading to rampant speculation about the identity of the new license. But while that question has now been answered with the launch of the official website, no further details have yet been announced for this "all new series of games". However, an article by the Associated Press cites Telltale CEO Dan Connors as saying the studio is "certainly going for the clay look" while further noting that the series will "allow gamers to play as both Wallace and Gromit, engaging in zany entrepreneurial schemes and tinkering with kooky contraptions."

According to the new website, additional information will be available next Monday, so stay tuned for plenty more Wallace & Gromit coverage.

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