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Celebrate Wallace & Gromitís 20th Anniversary with Full Free Game from Telltale

Wallace & Gromitís 20th Anniversary

Telltale Also Celebrating with New Wallace & Gromit Games on Xbox LIVEģ, Special Offer on PC Full Series and Charitable Contributions

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov 03, 2009 Whatís better than a sizeable chunk of Wensleydale cheese? How about a free full game episode of Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures! Telltale today joins Aardman Animations in celebrating Wallace & Gromitís 20th anniversary by opening up free downloads of one of the critically-acclaimed seriesí episodes, Muzzled! at www.freewallaceandgromit.com today through noon (PST) Monday, November 9.

Additionally, the full four-episode PC season of Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures will be discounted to $20 (roughly 12 GBP) from $34.95 USD for these same dates in honor of the eccentric inventor and his canine companionís two decade milestone.

In Muzzled! town newcomer, Monty Muzzle, is holding a fundraiser to rebuild the local dog shelter. Gromit soon realizes that Muzzle's intentions aren't exactly charitable and he must foil the huckster's plot to save the town's investment and rescue his canine friends. Gamervision said of Muzzled!, ďThe humor is spot on, the new characters and locations are entertaining, and it's obvious that Telltale has really found the niche into which Wallace and Gromit's story fits.Ē

November 4 marks the 20th anniversary of Wallace & Gromitís first appearance in the Aaardman short, A Grand Day Out. Since their debut, the inventor and his silently expressive dog have built an enormous global following, appearing in award-winning animated short films, a feature-length motion picture, their very own books, video games, apparel, and much more.

In other Wallace & Gromit gaming news Ö

  • XBLA Launch - For the first time, all four episodes of Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures will be available on Xbox LIVEģ Arcade November 4, selling for 800 Microsoft Points each
  • Charity Drive - From November 4-8, Telltale is partnering with Wallace & Gromit Childrenís Foundation and Penny Arcadeís Childís Play, making donations to the charities for each full Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures PC season purchased
  • Collectorís DVD - Order taking begins November 4 for the Wallace & Gromitís Grand Adventures full season collectorís DVD for PC, which features all four episodes, behind the scenes videos, Aardman Animationís Cracking Contraptions animated shorts, game trailers and full galleries from the making of the game, which include never-before-seen concept art

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About Wallace & Gromit
Wallace
An endearing and affable inventor. Ever enthusiastic, Wallace's hair-brained, over-ambitious, yet well intentioned ideas consistently get him and his faithful hound into trouble. A definite penchant for cheese and crackers, not to mention fashionable knitwear!

Gromit
Wallace's long-suffering loyal pooch. Gromit cares greatly for Wallace even though he's often railroaded into his masterís mad-cap plans. Though cultured and sensitive, preferring order and the quiet life, Gromit displays amazing courage and heroism when it comes to getting his master out of self-made scrapes.

About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including ďAdventure Game of the YearĒ accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety.