Telltale Games are a studio who seem to have single handedly revived an entire genre of gaming and made it more healthy than it ever was before. The point and click adventuring has evolved slightly, in some titles and the new episodic delivery method has served them well but it’s their clear love of the format that has made their games so endearing.
Jurassic Park is a deviation from that winning formula. This is a kind of adventure game but it’s purported to be less “point and click”. The developers have stated that the third person adventure won’t be a shooter and have even gone so far as to liken it to Heavy Rain, with character interaction and quick time events the order of the day.
They’re aiming for a November 15th release date on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 with all episodes being available to download for PC and PS3 immediately from that date. The Xbox 360 version will only be available on disc (possibly because of Microsoft’s file size limits on XBLA?) and the iPad version will arrive at some as-yet-undefined point in the future but it will be episodic.
The game is said to take place both concurrently and immediately after events of the first film, giving TellTale a chance to tie up one or two loose ends and extrapolate the story a little. Fans will doubtless be eager to learn what happened to that shaving can…