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Telltale announcing “new franchises” in new genres “around October”

Thursday, 3rd September 2009 08:04 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Adventure specialist Telltale is gearing up to announce new titles “around October,” head honcho Dan Connors has told VG247 in a phone interview, and it sounds as though the studio – known for its episodic comedy titles, such as Sam & Max – is about to get more serious.

“Yes, probably in the next few months,” said Connor on the subject of when we’re going to see new Telltale series announced.

“I think there’ll be some combination of things. I think we’ll be sticking with some of the franchises we’ve worked with, and we’ll be announcing some new franchises, probably in some new genres as well, not just comedy.”

Connor went on to say that audiences had allied with TV shows such as Sopranos, True Blood and Lost thanks to their “drama” and “psychological connection,” and added that games like Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain may lead Telltale towards the same goal.

“Heavy Rain is something that really seems to be going after that sense,” he said.

“We’ve always believed that there was a chance to get there as well. We want to continue to evolve the genre. We’ve already evolved the genre in a lot of ways in what we’ve done with Sam & Max and Wallace & Gromit… but we believe there’s a lot of head-room to make more dramatic advances in storytelling and drama inside of this genre.”

We’ll have more from the interview soon.

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4 Comments

  1. rainer

    True Blood if HBO would let them is something they should try to get their hands on, completely trashy but entertaining show and HBO’s highest ratings wise to date.

    Also Conners once said he would love to do a title based off The Big Lebowski, I’ve no idea how it could work but any game featuring The Dude cant be bad.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    True Blood is awesome, I love it! :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Same here which reminds me I need to watch the last EP probably after class.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

    Just give us the next Sam and Max already.

    #4 5 years ago

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