Post by Nester the Lark on Oct 23, 2010 19:53:17 GMT -5
In case you weren't aware, Telltale Game is developing a downloadable episodic game series based on Back to the Future, available for all major platforms. Bob Gale, the producer and co-writer of the film trilogy, is working on the story for the games. (Should I mention Tattoo Assassins? Nah.) Christopher Lloyd is also providing the voice of "Doc" Brown.
Unfortunately, Michael J. Fox was not available for voice recording (altho he still gave permission to use his likeness). But the actor that does provide Marty's voice is a dead ringer! Even Christopher Lloyd said that if you didn't tell him it wasn't Michael J. Fox, he wouldn't have known the difference. It really is amazing!
I'm looking forward to this. Hopefully they'll get Tom Wilson to reprise Biff!
In slightly unrelated news, the 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition of the film trilogy is coming out soon, and it includes, for the first time, actual footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty. (Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty, and did five weeks of filming before being replaced with Michael J. Fox.) You can see some of it at this news article.
I follow everything Telltale do. So far every license they've picked up has been something I've already been a huge fan of, and the Back to the Future trilogy are among my favourite movies of all time.
I was a little disappointed they couldn't get Michael J. Fox at first, but whoa. That soundalike is pretty dang awesome. Way better than the one they had playing Wallace.
Telltale are pretty weird with console releases. Like, Sam & Max seasons 1 & 2 are available only on Wii and 360, but season 3 is PS3 exclusive. So it's impossible to play all three seasons on one console.
Then there's Wallace & Gromit, which I'm pretty sure is only available on the 360, and Strong Bad and Tales of Monkey Island are only on the Wii... which is why I just stick to getting their games on the PC. It's so much easier to have them all in one place.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 24, 2011 14:00:41 GMT -5
Telltale has signed a publishing deal with Nintendo of America, and Back to the Future: The Game has been confirmed for a retail release on the Wii this October for the awesome price of $19.99!
SAN RAFAEL , CA. – August 24 2011– Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, today announced it has signed an agreement to publish video games for the Wii™ home console from Nintendo. The company also announced that its best-selling game, Back to the Future: The Game, which has achieved more than one million downloaded episodes on PC, will be the first title under this agreement to be published in North America at retail this October for $19.99.
“Securing a publishing agreement with Nintendo of America ensures that we can make our popular content available on every major console platform. This signing is a significant milestone in our long-term growth strategy, “said Telltale co-founder and CEO, Dan Connors. Back to the Future: The Game is a great fit for the Wii platform and we’re excited to bring it to retail this holiday.”
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 24, 2011 17:26:26 GMT -5
No, Telltale is publishing it. I guess they weren't signed up to publish retail games on the Wii until now. The Wii version of Sam & Max Season 1 was published by The Adventure Company, which doesn't seem to be in business anymore.