As a part of Telltale Games' expanding interest in movie properties that's also seen the studio begin work on Jurassic Park games, they've announced a rollout window in December for "Back to the Future: The Game." It may not look anything like the "Back to the Future" "Crysis" mod we saw last year, but it does include the voice of Christopher Lloyd and the cartoonish feel you'd expect from a Telltale product.
"We're very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise with a completely new adventure," Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors said in a statement. "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."
"BTTFTG" has been made available for pre-order, which will run you $24.95 and include a free copy of "Puzzle Agent." Additionally, Telltale will be donating $1.00 from every pre-order to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
"The story starts taking place about six months after 'Back to the Future 3,' so it's all new material," Lloyd explained in a video posted to the game's official website. He'll picked his role as Doc Brown back up for the game, which he compared to riding a bike.
The series' co-creator Bob Gale has been collaborating with Telltale for the game, so hopefully it will be at least as good as that cartoon series with the Happy Meal toys from back in the day. I'd hate to see the property reappear here in the future only to find out life was better in the 1980s.
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