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Telltale Games announced Monday that the long-awaited Back to the Future video game arrives on PC and Mac platforms this Wednesday (PlayStation 3 and iPad versions still expected sometime in 2011). It’s a download that costs $24.95, and $1 from each pre-order purchase goes toward the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.
The episodic game stars the voice talents of Doc Brown himself, actor Christopher Lloyd. Great Scott!
You can read more about the release in Telltale Games’ press release, below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
It’s Time! Back to the Future: The Game Speeding to PC and Mac this Wednesday, December 22nd
Final days for pre-order special at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com
In a blast from the past, and the future, Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game will debut this Wednesday, December 22. The five-part season’s first episode “It’s About Time!” will be available for PC and Mac platforms. Fans can still get the critically acclaimed bonus Puzzle Agent game free with their pre-order from http://www.backtothefuturegame.com, and Telltale also donates $1 to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation with each purchase up through the launch. The series will debut on the PlayStation Network and iPad platforms in early 2011.
Back to the Future: The Game brings the iconic ‘Marty McFly’, ‘Doc Brown’ and the DeLorean Time Machine together in a completely new cinematic adventure, which unfolds over five exciting episodes. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley. ‘Marty’ must go back in time and recruit aid from a resistant teenage ‘Emmett Brown’, or else the space-time continuum will be forever unraveled. Back to the Future: The Game features the likenesses of the original stars that made the characters of ‘Marty McFly’ and ‘Doc Brown’ legendary: Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd is voicing ‘Doc Brown’ for the full game series.
Bob Gale, the co-creator and co-writer of the landmark films says, “Telltale’s Back to the Future game is the first videogame in the space-time continuum to be truly worthy of being called ‘Back to the Future.’ This new adventure of ‘Marty McFly’ and ‘Doc Brown’ is true to the spirit of the movies and I couldn’t be happier about the great working relationship I’ve developed with the team at Telltale. Via the game, the player gets to explore and experience more about the history of our characters and Hill Valley… along with some very interesting alternate time lines. It’s a game for people who loved the movies, made by people who loved the movies.”
“It’s a testament to the commitment and creative energy of our team that Telltale can deliver high-quality gaming experiences with such a timely schedule,” said Dan Connors, Telltale Games CEO. “And what a great way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this all time great franchise.”
“Back to the Future is one of the true gems of the Universal Pictures library,” said Bill Kispert, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “The collaboration with the talented team at Telltale Games and Bob Gale was fantastic, and we are excited to deliver all-new interactive adventures to fans of the franchise.”
Telltale will also offer Back to the Future: The Game with complete voice and text translations for German language speakers, as well as a version with French text localization. The German language version will be available from Deutsche Telekom AG’s gaming platform Gamesload (http://www.gamesload.de), as well as from telltalegames.com and Steam. The channels will share more information on localized versions as they prepare for release.
Full game information including videos, story synopses, character profiles, and more is available at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com.