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Strong Bad’s sales double thanks to new Wii storage

Friday, 10th April 2009 00:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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WiiWare sales of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People have doubled since the release of the new Wii storage solution, Telltale said today.

“Nintendo’s new solution really opens the door for players to add to their collection of downloadable games, which is critical for a series with multiple installments,” said CEO Dan Connors.

“This is a major step forward for episodic gaming. We’re looking forward to even greater success on WiiWare with Strong Bad, as well as other projects.”

Nintendo’s new option to play games directly from the SD card gives gamers the option to store the first five episodes of the game, which Telltale obviously recommends.

Press release is below.

WiiWare Sales of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Double with New Wii Storage Solution

Telltale CEO: “This is a major step forward for episodic gaming.”

SAN RAFAEL, April 9, 2009 – Telltale has announced that WiiWare™ sales of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, the first monthly episodic series on a console, have more than doubled since Nintendo’s new storage solution was unveiled at the Game Developer’s Conference in March. The Strong Bad series began releasing episodically on WiiWare in August 2008.

“Nintendo’s new solution really opens the door for players to add to their collection of downloadable games, which is critical for a series with multiple installments,” says Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “This is a major step forward for episodic gaming. We’re looking forward to even greater success on WiiWare with Strong Bad, as well as other projects.”

Like a TV series, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is best enjoyed when the full five episode “season” is played in its entirety. Nintendo’s new option to play WiiWare games directly from high-density SD cards gives customers a convenient way to enjoy this full-season experience.

Starring Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed “coolest person ever,” and the rest of the characters from the popular Homestarrunner.com website, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is a series of comedy games that play like interactive cartoons. Each episode features a unique storyline penned by series creators Mike and Matt Chapman and the writers of Telltale’s award-winning Sam & Max series. Arcade-style mini games, achievements, and the ability to email Wii™ friends from Strong Bad’s laptop complete the experience.

The Strong Bad games can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel for 1,000 points each. For more information on Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People on WiiWare, visit http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad/wiiware. The series is also available for PC from Telltale’s website.

Telltale’s episodic offerings are expanding to Xbox LIVE® Arcade this spring with Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures.

About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. The studio’s landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC and Wii, and coming soon to Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons, soon followed as the first episodic series for WiiWare™. Telltale’s latest series, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, is now releasing monthly on PC and will debut this spring on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Telltale’s other games include two installments in Ubisoft’s CSI series, based on the most popular television franchise in the United States, and two games based on the best-selling Bone comics by Jeff Smith. Telltale’s games have won numerous awards, including Adventure Game of the Year accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from The New York Times to Variety to Playboy. USA Today ranked Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures among five downloadable games to watch for in 2009.

Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming year. For more information, visit http://www.telltalegames.com.

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