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Telltale's First Back to the Future Ep Hits In December, Pre-Orders Live

Telltale talks pre-order offers and announces the platforms the series will be released on.

Telltale Games' Back to the Future episodic series will kick off this December, according to Joystiq. The studio has announced on its blog that the PC and Mac will see releases first, while the magical Cupertino tablet (!) and PSN are slated to play catch up.

In addition to revealing the games' platforms, Telltale has also revealed pre-order details. For the price of 25 bones, it looks like you'll get the entire series (we're checking on this), a complimentary copy of Telltale "Pilot" puzzle game Puzzle Agent, access to a special "insider" Back to the Future message board where you'll be able to interact with Telltale staff, and that feeling you get when you've contributed to a worthy cause. One dollar from each pre-order, according to the post, will go to Michael J. Fox's foundation for Parkinson's disease research. Here's a link to the official website if you're interested.
 

Pretend like you haven't seen this image before. 

== TEASER ==It's tough to get excited about the game when we haven't seen it yet, but there is a choice bit of audio out there in cyberspace that might put you over the edge. Voice actor A.J. Locascio does an unreal Michael J. Fox impersonation. Dude even freaked out Doc. Check this out:  
 
  
        
 
I know I shouldn't feel this way at the moment, but... I really just want Jurassic Park information now. Tell me Malcolm is the star, Telltale. And please tell me dinosaurs and skirts will be mentioned in the same sentence at least twice. Tell me! 
 
UPDATE: Forgot a citation. 
UPDATE 2: It appears as though you can now claim to have purchased the BTTF Blu-ray trilogy collection and enter in its non-unique code on the BTTF: the game website. Check out this post for more information.
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Posted by BradNicholson
Telltale Games' Back to the Future episodic series will kick off this December, according to Joystiq. The studio has announced on its blog that the PC and Mac will see releases first, while the magical Cupertino tablet (!) and PSN are slated to play catch up.

In addition to revealing the games' platforms, Telltale has also revealed pre-order details. For the price of 25 bones, it looks like you'll get the entire series (we're checking on this), a complimentary copy of Telltale "Pilot" puzzle game Puzzle Agent, access to a special "insider" Back to the Future message board where you'll be able to interact with Telltale staff, and that feeling you get when you've contributed to a worthy cause. One dollar from each pre-order, according to the post, will go to Michael J. Fox's foundation for Parkinson's disease research. Here's a link to the official website if you're interested.
 

Pretend like you haven't seen this image before. 

== TEASER ==It's tough to get excited about the game when we haven't seen it yet, but there is a choice bit of audio out there in cyberspace that might put you over the edge. Voice actor A.J. Locascio does an unreal Michael J. Fox impersonation. Dude even freaked out Doc. Check this out:  
 
  
        
 
I know I shouldn't feel this way at the moment, but... I really just want Jurassic Park information now. Tell me Malcolm is the star, Telltale. And please tell me dinosaurs and skirts will be mentioned in the same sentence at least twice. Tell me! 
 
UPDATE: Forgot a citation. 
UPDATE 2: It appears as though you can now claim to have purchased the BTTF Blu-ray trilogy collection and enter in its non-unique code on the BTTF: the game website. Check out this post for more information.
Edited by Grissefar

This is Telltale's first attempt at the Back to the Future franchise.

Posted by Zaph

Has Telltale shown off any footage or screenshots from the Back to the Future game yet (barring the 'behind the scenes' fluff)? I've looked around online and found nothing. Seems very odd when the game is only 2 months away and they're already taking pre-orders.
 
Would love to be corrected on this....

Posted by Jost1

Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit I'm so excited
 
1.21 motherfucking gigawatts

Edited by CornBREDX

That voice actors impersonation is mind blowing. 
 
I already want to pre-order. This just gets me more hyped!
Posted by Melvargh

AJ does an utterly RIDICULOUS Marty McFly, I couldn't believe my ears.
I don't think I could be more excited, all the parts are there for something great.
-Telltale is making it
-Chistopher Lloyd is the Doc
-Bob Gale is involved
-AJ does the best Marty voice I've ever heard. 
-Art style looks awesome

Posted by Jost1
@Zaph said:
" Has Telltale shown off any footage or screenshots from the Back to the Future game yet (barring the 'behind the scenes' fluff)? I've looked around online and found nothing. Seems very odd when the game is only 2 months away and they're already taking pre-orders.  Would love to be corrected on this.... "
Surely people  know what to expect from Telltale by now.  quality point and click action!
Posted by Aaron_G

That dude does do a good Marty McFly sound a-like. 

Posted by CookieMonster

That reminds me. I must watch back to the future again at some point.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

There's been no footage of the actual game yet, but the trailer is expected soon (today?).
 
But if your familiar with the rest of Telltales work, you've got nothing to worry about.  All of their games have been excellent and they managed to continue two other very beloved series'..  Sam & Max and Monkey Island flawlessly.  Probably better than even the original developers would have.
 
Already have mine pre-ordered :)

Posted by wrecks
Posted by MichaelBach

That's a good McFly

Edited by Oishi_47
Posted by KestrelPi
@Zaph: 

 Yup, this isn't at all odd for Telltale, actually. They have a very different production schedule to most developers, which should mean that right about now they are heavy into  finishing the main construction work on the first episode, and will be spending the next month or so furiously polishing (while building the second episode, and starting to go into major production on the 3rd), so it will have only been very recently that they'd have anything to show aside from concept art (those videos were probably done a short while ago).  
 
But don't fret, this is how Telltale work, it's what enables them to actually make regular, monthly, episodic games work.
Posted by Moebi

I guessing this will come to steam also?

Edited by This_Dude

Got my telltale account setup,  redeemed the code and BTTF ep 1 is waiting in my account to download on launch day.  free of charge,  no credit card required. 
 
crazy that they made the codes non-unique. 
 
Also,  i'm not sure if it's the final pricing,  but before the promotional code was applied, the cost of the game was listed at $8.95.   that may be the pre order price though, so it may change for release.

Edited by dpaul
Edited by GunnBjorn

Okay, it's official. I'm really stoked for this game now! And I really hope this will boost AJ's VO career as well.
Posted by Zimbo

Get Hype! I love Telltales work on Sam & Max and I enjoyed Tales of Monkey Island thoroughly. I also happen to be a big BTTF fan so this is great!

@This_Dude:

I think that is the price per episode. If you pre order the series you pay $24.95

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@Moebi said:
" I guessing this will come to steam also? "
I imagine it will, but if you buy from Telltale, you can also get a boxed version once all the episodes are released, if you're willing to pay for the shipping.
Posted by TheHBK

You are wrong.  Ian Malcolm is a cool guy in the first movie but the Lost World kills his character.  Its like he can't shut up and stop making smart allecky quips. 
Oh and what the fuck.... jesus man, that is Marty McFly.... he's a witch!
 I just wish they didn't make you buy the whole Trilogy on blu ray.  80 bucks is steep for 3 movies.

Posted by MisterMouse

hmmm still not positive on whether or not I should get this one.

Posted by Jost1
@pyromaster222 said:
" hmmm still not positive on whether or not I should get this one. "
dude.
 
DUDE.
Posted by djaoni

Just get the first episode since it's free and see if you get into it.

Posted by GoldSoundz

Bought the trilogy on blu-ray on lunch break.  I was sold on this day one.

Posted by zombiesatemycereal
@TheHBK:  What universe is it 80 bucks? It's 47.99 on amazon.
Posted by TooWalrus

Can't wait. Seriously.

Posted by TheHBK
@zombiesatemycereal: Oh snap.  Yeah checking prices.  I just had read a review on it that said it was 80 bucks and the DVD version was 50.  Guess I am getting this!  Thanks for the heads up.
Posted by Crono
@Melvargh said:
" AJ does an utterly RIDICULOUS Marty McFly, I couldn't believe my ears. I don't think I could be more excited, all the parts are there for something great. -Telltale is making it -Chistopher Lloyd is the Doc -Bob Gale is involved -AJ does the best Marty voice I've ever heard.  -Art style looks awesome "
I agree but we still havent seen anything of the actual game itself.  I'm not doubting TTG or anything but you can't help but get a little concerned when the game's release is so close.
Posted by jorbear

MARTY

Posted by elko84

When this baby hits 88mph, you're gonna see some serious shit.

Posted by Koobz

Yo dawg, that is a gooood-ass Marty.

Posted by BionicMonster
@josty81 said:
" @pyromaster222 said:
" hmmm still not positive on whether or not I should get this one. "
dude.  DUDE. "
well put.
Posted by TheFreeMan
@dpaul:  Not only does he do a ridiculously good Marty McFly, he does a damn good Jack Sparrow, wow.
Posted by mortonan

I'll give this a shot but I'm more interested in their Jurassic Park games.

Posted by LordAndrew

Yeah, we don't really know much about gameplay. But here's what I figure:
a) It's Back to the Future
b) It's Telltale
c) First episode free!
 
So if somehow it turns out not good, at least I've only spent $0 for the first episode.

Posted by JonathanMoore

My goodness, that guy really does do a mean Marty.

Posted by Branthog

Are these aimed at little kids who have never heard of a franchise from almost thirty years ago or are they aimed at nostalgic middle aged guys who want a little more 80s flicks in-between heavy Tron masturbation sessions?

Posted by TimothyWessel

Whoops, thought the sprites would look realistic, silly me.. Ace story about the sound alike guy they have for Marty though!

Edited by harvey_the_pooka
@josty81 said:

" Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit I'm so excited  1.21 motherfucking gigawatts "

Nuff said.  
 
Ordered.
Posted by harvey_the_pooka
@pyromaster222 said:
" hmmm still not positive on whether or not I should get this one. "
Seriously? Dude, seriously???
Posted by Rox360
@TimothyWessel said:
" Whoops, thought the sprites would look realistic, silly me.. Ace story about the sound alike guy they have for Marty though! "
You thought there would be sprites?
Posted by WinterSnowblind
@Branthog said:
" Are these aimed at little kids who have never heard of a franchise from almost thirty years ago or are they aimed at nostalgic middle aged guys who want a little more 80s flicks in-between heavy Tron masturbation sessions? "
I was born the year after the original movie was released and it's still one of my favourite movies of all time.  I know kids these days who love the movies just as much.
 
So..  it's aimed at anyone who isn't a cynical bastard?
Posted by Burn1n9m4n

OK suddenly I'm very, very excited for this game. Locascio sounds Marty. Spot on!