Back To The Future games materialise

Great Scott! As if it weren’t enough that Telltale has announced it is working on a series of games based on Jurassic Park, now it has emerged that the developer also has its hands on the Back To The Future licence.

The developer will be creating episodic titles based on the popular 80’s sci-fi trilogy, which will be available for download on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and Mac this winter. The studio won the licence as part of a new deal with Universal Studios.

Jurassic Park and Back to the Future are two of our broadest and most beloved properties,” said Bill Kispert, interactive vice president at Universal Studios.

We were very interested in bringing them into the interactive space, but they’re not exactly the kind of properties that lend themselves to the stereotypical shoot-’em-up style of gameplay.”

Telltale CEO Dan Connors added: Telltale Games has always set out to be a great storytelling company. We’ve been honing our chops over the past six years, and we’re ready to take on these two iconic properties and continue to advance storytelling in games.

The games are going to exist within these worlds. I wouldn’t call these games sequels per se but a new interpretation of their worlds for a new medium. For one generation, it’s an introduction to these series. For another generation, it’s a thing they can look back on and something they can share warmly with their family and friends.”

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