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New Info Concerning the Back to the Future Games

Back at E3, Telltale Games (Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People) announced they were working with Universal Studios and developing an episodic videogame based off of the Back to the Future films. While the news has been pretty scarce since the unveiling, the USA Today has reported some pretty awesome things concerning the games.

First of all, Bob Gale — the screenwriter for all three Back to the Future films — is the penning all five of the videogames that will first appear this winter for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Mac.

While we don’t know what the exact plot of the games are, we do know a few things about what to expect. The actor who played the exuberant Doc Brown from the films, Christopher Lloyd, will lend his voice to the game. We also know the likeness of Michael J. Fox‘s character, Marty McFly, will be part of the story. Although, it’s sounds unlikely that Fox will reprise his famous McFly role. Additionally, other memorable characters from the sought-after films will make cameos,

Telltale told the publication that the famed Delorean time machine will make an appearance and the saga will be told in the fictional California town Hill Valley. Obviously Back to the Future is about time travel,  because of that we don’t exactly know what the main time period of the plot will be told in; however, we do know 1985 will play a big role.

If you played any other Telltale game, you’ll know they solely focus on the point-and-click adventure genre. They also like to throw a lot of sarcastic humor in with their games, more so than the Back to the Future movies. Because of their history, I know they’ll nail down the adventure part. But I’m a little concerned how the humor will turn out. While the Back to the Future series has a lot of comedy elements to it, it doesn’t have the dry humor Telltale’s title generally have. So, it will be interesting to see if the studio can actually find a happy-medium for their newly acquired license. Having Bob Gale should help.

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