Telltale Games have another major license to add to their burgeoning portfolio - and this one's a doozy. They're working on an episodic series based around the seminal American cop show Law & Order; using big-name voice actors and a darker, gritty storyline that blends detective work and courtroom drama. We've got the full details below.
Telltale have announced that they've signed a deal with Universal to develop a downloadable episodic series that uses Law & Order: Los Angeles as its inspiration. The plot will follow detectives Detectives Ricardo Morales (voiced by Alfred Molina of Spiderman 2 fame) and Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll, "Midnight in Paris") as they investigate a series of crimes in the City of Angels.
Much like the series itself, Telltale's games will focus on two aspects of the criminal justice system. Players will investigate the crimes themselves using point and click mechanics to collect evidence and interrogate suspects, and then prosecute them in court as Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker and Deputy District Attorney Connie Rubirosa. Expect a mix of gritty, streetwise police work and dramatic courtroom relvelations with plenty of objections.
Telltale and Universal are thrilled with the new partnership, and more details will be forthcoming over the next few months.
'Law & Order: LA" fits very well with the style of episodic entertainment experiences Telltale has been building since our very first days. The talents and skills that we've been building at Telltale are ideally suited for the structure and storytelling approach of televised procedurals like 'Law & Order. - Telltale co-founder and CEO Dan Connors
Law & Order: Los Angeles is slated for a downloadable release this year on PC, Mac, unspecified consoles, smartphones and tablets. We'll keep you up to date with the latest.