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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