The developers at Telltale are getting busy. Between the completion of the current season of Sam & Max : The Devil's Playhouse, the announcement of new episodic games currently in development, and the reveal of that bizarre teaser trailer--hinting at a partnership between Telltale, Valve and Hothead--the little developer that does episodic adventure gaming right has a full docket of new projects ahead of them. And today, we got to hear the first concrete details about one of those projects: a new episodic adventure game series based on the classic film series, Back To The Future.
Over on USA Today's "Game Hunters" blog, Mike Snider revealed just a small taste of what we can expect from Telltale's latest. For starters, Telltale has secured the likenesses of both Michael J. Fox and Christopher LLoyd for their iconic roles as Marty McFly and Doc Brown. Furthermore, according to Snider, Christopher Lloyd will be reprising the role of Doc Brown for the game.
Beyond the revelations about the core characters returning in game form, Telltale told Snider that many of the film's classic locations and inventions will appear in the game. Expect to spend time in Hill Valley, California, driving, of course, a DeLorean time machine car vehicle transport. The most interesting thing Telltale revealed about the game is that it will take place in 1985, the same year as the first film. This is no "modern retelling" of the events of the original film, and I couldn't be more pleased. I can't wait to see the mid-'80s, and all of its fashions and trends, modeled in Telltale's exaggerated art style. I bet that could make portions of the game look bizarre.
And last, but certainly not least, Telltale told Snider that Bob Gale, the screenwriter of all three films in the franchise, is working with Telltale on the story and its arc over one season. Gale is a perfect fit for this project, as, unlike so many Hollywood screenwriters, he has video game experience. After all, Gale wrote the original story idea for Tattoo Assassins. And that game was rude.
Doesn't that video make you feel good about a Back To The Future game?