May 27, 2009
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand
Adventures Debuts on Xbox LIVE Arcade Today
Telltale also introduces
individual Wallace & Gromit PC episode purchase options
Telltale’s first episodic game for
Xbox LIVE Arcade, Wallace & Gromit: Fright of the Bumblebees, releases worldwide
today. The first of four episodes comprising Wallace & Gromit’s Grand
Adventures, the English language game is available for 800 Microsoft points and
includes subtitles in German, French and Spanish.
Today’s Xbox LIVE Arcade release
brings Fright of the Bumblebees to the living room where players can enjoy the
interactive experience in the same comfy environment as a Wallace & Gromit film.
Since its first release on PC, Fright of the Bumblebees has been well very
received, with acclaim from outlets including London’s Sunday Times, which
stated: "There’s enough mechanical madness, gentle humor and, of course, ripe
cheese to please the most ardent fans." IGN honored the episode with an Editor’s
Choice Award, saying, "Telltale nails the look and feel of a Wallace & Gromit
In Fright of the Bumblebees,
scatterbrained inventor Wallace and his crafty canine companion Gromit embark on
a new honey enterprise, "From Bee to You." When demand out-steps supply, Wallace
tries to boost his worker bees’ production using a home-brewed growth
formula—with comically disastrous results. Playing as both Wallace and Gromit,
you must unravel the mess and restore order to the duo’s quiet Northern England
The next three episodes of Wallace &
Gromit’s Grand Adventures will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade in the coming months.
Telltale’s acclaimed Sam & Max games are also coming soon to Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Telltale is also announcing that the
PC versions of Fright of the Bumblebees and the second Wallace & Gromit episode,
The Last Resort, are now available for individual purchase for $8.95 at
http://www.telltalegames.com. These were previously only available in a $34.95
series bundle. As with Telltale’s other series, customers who buy one Wallace &
Gromit episode for PC will be able to upgrade to the full season for $26.