Grand Adventures

The first episode of Telltale’s Wallace & Gromit series is out now.

It’s that time of year once again — days are a little bit brighter, temperatures a little bit warmer, the QA and web teams around the office looking a little bit more haggard and bleary-eyed — which means that Telltale must’ve launched a new series.

The first episode of Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, “Fright of the Bumblebees” is available today for Windows PCs. (The Xbox Live Arcade version is coming soon). Telltale’s running a crazy promotion where you get the whole series at a discount plus half off everything else you get through the company store.

Watching a Wallace & Gromit cartoon is one of the only times I’ve actually felt compelled to stand up and cheer in a theater (for the curious: it’s the moment in A Close Shave when Gromit avoids catastrophe with his motorcycle sidecar). So it’s been neat seeing the characters in motion around here, and hearing the theme music pipe up from people’s desks. Plus, it looks like the company’s really raised the bar on presentation for this series; the character models and environments look great. Buy it now!