SAN RAFAEL, CA. June 6, 2011 – Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, today set the time circuits for June 23, 2011, as the day the final episode of Back to the Future: The Game launches. Buckle your seat belts and ramp up the “gigawatts” as the final episode entitled “Outtatime” hits 88 MPH!
Telltale Games’ Back to the Future: The Game, developed through a licensing deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, continues the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown, as it reunites the film’s creators and several actors in a story-driven, episodic video game that has delighted fans since its launch last winter.
“The voyage of contributing to the creation of Back to the Future: The Game has been a fantastic one,” said original movie screenwriter, producer and video game story consultant Bob Gale. “I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Telltale Games to continue a story I helped create 25 years ago in an entirely new medium, and to do so with iconic members of the original cast.”
As revealed on Spike TV’s GameTrailers Pre E3 show, Michael J. Fox will voice two unannounced cameo roles in the finale of Telltale Games’ most successful episodic video game series, Back to the Future: The Game. An exclusive video is now available showing a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Back to the Future: The Game as Telltale brings the key creative talent back together for this landmark event.
Adds Dan Connors, CEO for Telltale Games, “Fans have completely embraced Back to the Future: The Game and it has quickly become our most successful game to date. Because the series finale promises to be something extraordinary, we are offering the first episode free of charge up until launch of the finale on June 23 to encourage all Back to the Future fans who haven’t yet joined in on the episodic game series to jump in and get caught up prior to June 23.”
Telltale Games is making it easier to go Back to the Future by offering the entire five episode game season for $19.99 from now until the finale’s launch on June 23. Episode one is also available free of charge to fans who pick up the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD while stocks last. Fans that have yet to pick up the series can download the first free episode for PC and Mac from www.telltalegames.com. iPad owners can download the first episode free of charge via the iTunes AppStore for a limited time.
The entire season of Back to the Future: The Game is also available for the PlayStation 3 and can be purchased via the PlayStation Network at the PlayStation Store for the low price of $24.99.
About Back to the Future
From the Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the phenomenally popular Back to the Future films literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time. Back to the Future immerses you in all the breathtaking action, groundbreaking comedy and sheer movie-making magic of one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history!
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of cinematic adventures playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 35 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PlayStation 3 system, PC, Mac, Wii™, Xbox 360™ and iPad.