The Nintendo Wii will be the unexpected home of the game industry’s first episodic game, as Telltale Games today announced it will launch Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People this June on WiiWare.
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP) is based on the online animated series, which has been running since 2000.
As the very first episodic series for connected consoles, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People has been designed specifically for WiiWare, with easy-to-use controls and WiiConnect24 features. Like the Sam & Max series, SBCG4AP will be released as a five-episode “season” akin to a season of television, with episodes coming out monthly.
Exact release dates and pricing for episodes were be announced later.
The episodes play like extended cartoons, during which the player assumes the role of Strong Bad by controlling his actions, hearing his innermost thoughts and becoming part of his world. SBCG4AP features the cast of characters and locations from the cartoons, and the games are fully voice acted by Matt Chapman and the rest of the original cast.
The player uncovers each episode’s comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use (and abuse) of inventory items. In addition, each episode will include “time wasters” such as checking Strong Bad’s email, making prank phone calls to place and playing mini-games styled after the arcade games on the cartoon series’ Web site.
In addition to WiiWare, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People will be available on PC.