USA Today has posted an article detailing Telltale Games’ first project out of their freshly signed deal with NBC Universal. In June, it was announced that Telltale would be developing and designing episodic games based on the popular Robert Zemeckis directed franchise.
If the concept art is any indication, Marty McFly and Dr. Emmet Brown will play a huge role in the games. Telltale has announced that members of the original cast will be a part of the game’s core development: Christopher Lloyd will provide his voice, reprising the role of Doc Brown and story duties will be handled by Bob Gale, who wrote the original Back to the Future screenplay. Also confirmed is the appearance of fictional Hill Valley, California and the converted DeLorean time machine immortalized by the movies. No other characters have been announced, but one can be sure that Biff Tannen will return as an antagonist.
During my childhood, Back to the Future was the tops. I must have watched the trilogy at least five times a year and could not wait for a hoverboard to become a reality. I can’t wait to check this out. The fact that Telltale Games is comprised of former LucasArts employees responsible for the Sam & Max and Monkey Island games provides me with comfort that this won’t be a crappy adaptation like all the previous console-bound attempts. If this is a success, I have my fingers crossed for a new Bill & Ted game!
Check out the videos for some examples of previous video game adaptations of the Back to the Future series.
Via USA Today