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  • Maybe Dave knows about it and can't give much away to any member of the press (or, in this case, a Nerd.) Sounds like this may be one of Telltale's most focused on games of the company's career.

  • Guys, this interview is not to be taken seriously. There seems to be a cut after most of the questions, meaning that they were probably laughing during that part you don't even see. I swear, after one question James looks at the camera and smiles, and then there's a cut.

    Also, the partnership annoucement was a surprise, so the games' details will be another present surprise later. It would suck to find out what happens in the series first hand, and not to mention that doesn't really work out, considering each episode is more the less a seperate thing.

    But as for the gameplay being different then what we "have expected from Telltale"..
    ..I yearn to hear more.

  • Dammit! I don't watch ScrewAttack for a few days and miss THIS! Thank you for posting it here.

  • They were smiling way too much, for that to have been a serious interview. :p

  • http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a271413/back-to-the-future-game-for-november.html

    Back to the Future Telltale Games
    Telltale Games's Back To The Future episodic series is expected to start in November.

    Screenwriter Bob Gale, who worked on the Back To The Future movies, has detailed his involvement in the Telltale Games project.

    "I've been having story meetings and exchanging emails and phone calls with the folks at Telltale to make sure that what they develop feels like Back To The Future," he told DS.

    "My understanding is that the first instalment - this is a computer game not a console game - they'll be coming out in instalments with the levels released apart, I don't know what the exact schedule is.

    "I think they're looking towards the end of October, beginning of November to release the first level."

    Gale teased that the story could feature an alternate timeline: "Is it canon? Not exactly, it's a game so they're not the same," he said.

    "On the other hand you can say that the Back To The Future series has postulated how you could have almost infinite timelines. Who's to say that the timelines we create in the game couldn't be alternate timelines?"

    He added that it will be more "consistent" than previous tie-ins with the franchise, recalling that a NES version was "just dreadful" and "one of the worst games ever made".

    It was recently revealed that Christopher Lloyd will reprise his role as Doc Brown for the games.

  • LOL @ Gale mentioning the old NES game as one of the "worst games ever made".

  • so, the 1st instalment is only going to be available on pc? and not ps3,xbox, ect..? that will suck if so lol

  • @bttf1985cc said: so, the 1st instalment is only going to be available on pc? and not ps3,xbox, ect..? that will suck if so lol

    From what I remember reading, it was supposed to come out on all the platforms. I hope it gets released for 360 or PS3. My laptop shouldn't have any problem playing it, but I want to play the game on the big screen and don't want to have to hook up my PC to the TV.

    According to IGN, they said it would be released on everything....

    EDIT: According to the original press release from Telltale and Universal, it's coming to "all major platforms".

    http://www.telltalegames.com/nbcuni

    Though Telltale did not have either game at its E3 room to play, they are well into development. You can expect to see them appear on all of the usual suspects – PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and some consoles – this winter.

    Donno how accurate that is though.

    However, Telltales Dave Grossman did say in an interview with Gamespot back in June that he wouldn't announce any platforms, besides PC. So who knows...

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    Oh, it seems obvious from the quotes that Bob Gale is not exactly what you'd call a "gamer", with his usage of words like "level". He seems to trust TTG very much, though.

    His reference to "computer" as opposed to "console" is tightly linked with his concept of an "instalment". Yes, we already know that a lot of console owners will be able to enjoy this game, so I'm really not sure what he means.

    Regarding the release date, this should be taken with an equal teaspoon of salt. It does hint at an "early" release, maybe even 2010, but who knows what the actual data is?

  • The press release on http://www.telltalegames.com/bttf says

    Telltale Games will release a new game series this winter as part of the milestone soon after the Blu-ray debut and DVD release of the 'Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy' on October 26,

    So November 2010 is a resonable guess, I would say.

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