Strong Bad strong-arms PCs, Wii August 11

Homestar Runner antihero making his belated debut next week, with episodes running $8.95 apiece.

As demanding of a task as answering e-mails all day can be, making a game about a character that answers e-mails all day could be considered that much harder. Despite initially slating the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Homestar Ruiner in for June, Telltale Games said it would be bumping the installment back a month to July. However, that month came and went with nary a peep from Telltale, nor from its interpretation of the lucha libre-inspired pugilist.

This week, Telltale has broken its silence. The adventure game developer revealed that Homestar Ruiner will be available on the PC and via Nintendo's WiiWare service beginning August 11. Episodes will run for $8.95 a piece. PC owners can alternatively preorder Strong Bad's entire run for $34.95, and receive each as it is made available through Telltale's Web site.

Homestar Ruiner will be the first in the five-part Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People series. Similar to Telltale's Sam and Max episodic games, new installments are expected to be released on a monthly basis. Players will assume the role of the titular maybe-hero, solving puzzles and interacting with other denizens from the Homestar Runner universe.

For more on Telltale's Strong Bad, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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37 comments
PatSexual
PatSexual

Its about time. First it was June, then July, then "Early August". This better be the best game available on WiiWare other wise I'll be pissed.

Akatsuki398
Akatsuki398

This will be available only on Wi-Fi for the Wii right?

strawberryheart
strawberryheart

Talk about making MONEY, I am so glad that this company ( and the people behind Homestar) and going to be making it big. The whole Homestar Runner series has entertained me for years now and for free. This looks to be a very good game and serious, very cool. I mean, you can freaking be Strong Bad!!!

KnightwingX7
KnightwingX7

I am so glad this game is also being offered on the PC. Not having a Wii myself (and not knocking it either), I simply would not get a Wii just to have this game. Not to mention, it is kinda dumb to pay for a game in installments, when it can be had for one lump sum. I don't like the gimmicy way ALL online game vendors try to test new pricing schemes. Just give me the whole game, I don't want to pay by the level.

MacBrother
MacBrother

apboyer - I'm sad to tell another Arrested Development fan, but yeah SB is costing another dollar on WiiWare making it 1000 Wiipoints. Telltale says it's to cover the extra costs of bring it to the Wii.

SuperMooseman
SuperMooseman

It is $8.95 per episode for the PC and 1000 points per episode for the Wii.

Pr3acher
Pr3acher

Goodness does this look weak or what?

apboyer
apboyer

I hope it's 900 wii points. 895 just leaves players with a strange amount of points left and 1000 wii points would mean that ultimately wii owners are paying a bunch more than those who bought the pc episodes. No matter the case I'm definately looking forward to monday.

Masterdj1992
Masterdj1992

If its 895 its not so weird. Then you have like 105 points left. Then it gives you incentive to get more because it would be a waste to just let those points sit there useless..... Its just marketing to get you to buy more points, not too bad of a strategy either. Strong Bad FTW!!!

randomrings
randomrings

agh, it's coming out this month and i forgot about it when i spent all my money on rock band

jazilla
jazilla

the skill mark of rodgort in Guild Wars: Rodgort is Trogdor backwards...it causes burning just like Trogdor the Burninator :)

gonzalezj1
gonzalezj1

@ Iak_43: Yes, it's a joke. Strong Bad is from the "Homestar Runner" universe. Both Strong Bad and Homestar Runner are characters in this universe. Strong Bad hates Homestar, so when Strong Bad was naming his game he would have wanted to make fun of Homestar. Or maybe its a joke from the devs letting you know that part of the story is that you do something bad to Homestar Runner. There, now that it's all explained it's not funny anymore. Anyway, I'm assuming $8.95 will translate into 900 Wii points. I hope they don't bump it up to 1000.

lak_43
lak_43

am i the only one who's reading "homestar ruiner" in this article? is this a joke from the show or a jab from the author of the article? i've only seen a few episodes so i'm not sure if i'm just the only one who doesn't get it

Mortichai
Mortichai

Finally they reveal information about the release and pricing.

iamonfire
iamonfire

Its kind of lame that there's no season pass for Wii version. Are there any extra features on the Wii cuz thats $50 I'd have to pay instead of $35 on PC...I want to use wiimote but is it worth $15?

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Looking forward to this. "Hey, guys! Homestar Junior's talking now. He said, 'Put that freakin' sandwich down!'" "Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you asking for a CHALLENGE?" "Ah-I'm a trendy totebag!"

RoboRooster
RoboRooster

Finally. I have eagerly opened up Wii Shop every Monday since the beginning of July on the off-chance this game may have showed up. This will definitely be my first WiiWare download. Although the 1000 point price is kinda disappointing. I expected it, but still hoped it would somehow be cheaper. 'Your head a-splode'

PhazonBlazer
PhazonBlazer

I wonder if it will get the Ys and Megaman treatment

wiifan001
wiifan001

I'm not paying $8.95 for just one piece. I thought I'd make this the first download and actually use 1400 wii points i have stored since Christmas. I'm gonna pass, AGAIN!!

ajkalan
ajkalan

"dragonball3900 $8.95? Thats some weird pricing for the Wii Points...895 per episode...just bump it up to 900 points, I don't want the extra 25 just sitting there." This article isn't very clear on the pricing. The PC version will be $8.95, and the Wii version will cost 1000 points. The pricing is listed on Telltale's site for the Wii: http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad/wii/

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Awesome! I'm so gonna be on the Wiiware for this one.

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

CRAP THATS THE DAY I GO BACK TO SCHOOL! I want this sooo bad but i wont hve time to play it!

namdar
namdar

I never understood the humor of strongbad and home star runner, maybe I should give it another chance

Kryptnyt
Kryptnyt

I bet you'll have to attempt to draw Trogdor in one of 'em.

URError
URError

i am so getting this game

cesarjr14
cesarjr14

Can't wait. I love Homestar Runner and Strongbad. "Someone get this freakin' duck away from me!"

dragonball3900
dragonball3900

$8.95? Thats some weird pricing for the Wii Points...895 per episode...just bump it up to 900 points, I don't want the extra 25 just sitting there.

DJ_5
DJ_5

Sounds interesting.