Published on October 21st, 2015 | by Mica Rose0
Back To The Future Day: Revisiting Telltale’s Take
With Back to the Future day here we take a look at the episodic game series released by Telltale 5 years ago.
The game has recently had a resurgence with Telltale taking the 30th Anniversary of the film as an opportunity to release a remastered version of the 5 episodes on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The remaster features textures that take full advantage of current-generation console capabilities, and updated voice work from Biff Tannen’s original movie actor, Tom Wilson. This edition also includes in-game access to new, exclusive content: a behind the scenes video featuring interviews with movie trilogy co-writer and producer Bob Gale, original movie cast member Tom Wilson, members of the development team, and AJ LoCascio – the voice of young Marty McFly.
In Back to the Future: The Game, six months after the events of Back to the Future Part III, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley – driverless! Now, Marty must go back to 1931 to recruit the help of a reluctant teenage Emmett Brown in order to save 1985’s Doc from certain death. The usual characters make an appearance, with Biff being his usual antagonistic self and Marty’s ancestor, ‘Artie’ McFly shrinking away from any form of confrontation. The story tells a tale of what may have happened had Doc Brown taken a different route in his life. Marty must do all he can to set things right before the course of history is changed for good.
Back to the Future: The Game follows an episodic structure with point and click decision making, a strong factor in all of Telltale’s titles. Telltale are fantastic at what they do, that much was true five years ago as much as it is now. They took the humour and heart from the series and spun it into an enjoyable story for fans to play through.
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.”
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