Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back to the Future on Mac & PC Hits 88mph in December

No word on when exactly but December it is- The new game(s) by developer Telltale will begin right where BttF 3 left off with the all new time travelling shenanigans of Doc and Marty. There's a lot of great buzz around these games (it's going to be episodic) - from the amazing sound-alike voices to the classic adventure game style - there's a lot to like for fans of the films or just good solid graphic adventures.

PC and Mac will be first out of the gate but there'll be iPad and Playstation 3 versions as well. No word yet on if they'll be any different from the computer games but, excepting Trophy support for PS3, I can't imagine they would be. Odd though, why no Wii or Xbox LIVE versions? Doesn't make a lot of sense there.

Well, either way, I can't wait for it. Full release after the break-

Telltale Games announced today the platforms, release month and pricing for Back To The Future: The Game. The PC and Mac versions are expected to burst out of the time space continuum in December, followed shortly by the arrival of the game on the PlayStation 3 system and iPad.

The PC and Mac versions of Back To The Future: The Game are now available to pre-order for $24.95 at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com. The pre-order special includes:
  • Telltale Games critically acclaimed Puzzle Agent - $9.95 value, available for download immediately after placing order.
  • For each pre-order of the series on PC and Mac from telltalegames.com, the company will donate $1.00 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
  • Inclusion in special pre-release insider forum at Telltale site - to chat with the team creating the game throughout the process

Release dates and pricing for the PlayStation® 3 system and iPad versions of the game will be announced at a later date.

Picking up shortly after the events of the third Back to the Future film, Marty and Doc embark on a completely new cinematic time-travel adventure. The story unfolds across five exciting episodes, with a new installment releasing each month. Telltale is creating the game in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and film series' co-creator/co-writer Bob Gale. The games will release soon after the Blu-ray debut and DVD release of the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on October 26, featuring all-new restorations of the classic films.

"We're very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise with a completely new adventure," said Dan Connors CEO Telltale Games. "It's been an amazing experience to be part of reuniting Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their continuing quest. Back to the Future fans will have a great time helping to control the integrity of the space-time continuum."

A special "making of" video feature is now posted at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com, with Bob Gale and the game team sharing an inside-look at the production. The video also shows first footage of Christopher Lloyd returning to the role of Doc Brown in the recording studio and talking about his experiences making the game.