The lights are on
Yesterday, we broke the news that Telltale Games has signed a deal to create new episodic releases based off of NBC Universal properties, the first of which will be a Jurassic Park game. Today, the deal gets even sweeter, as it's been revealed that one of the other properties Telltale will be digging into is the Back to the Future series.
Develop brings word of the second game in the deal, with Universal Studios interactive vice president commenting that properties like Jurassic Park and Back to the Future "[don't] lend themselves to the stereotypical shoot-’em-up style of gameplay." We can probably guess that means the games will follow Telltale's usual point-and-click adventure game format.
Telltale CEO Dan Connors explains how the games will tie in to the properties that they're based on:
"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."
According to Develop's report, the first Back to the Future game episodes will be available for download this winter on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, and Mac. We've also heard that the first Jurassic Park episode is coming before the end of the year, so get ready for a deluge of classic films turned into episodic games.