Behind the scenes on Back to the Future game

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Telltale, creators of the recent Sam and Max adventure games and last year's Monkey island episodes, are working on a Back to the Future game. The adventure will span five episodes, and they're releasing Behind the Scenes videos as development goes along. We've embedded the three released thus far below. Pay special attention to the sound-alike voice actor doing Marty McFly - he's kind of incredible.

The co-creator and co-writer of the films, Bob Gale, is collaborating with Telltale on the episodes, which will be released monthly from December. The first episode will will pick up where Back to the Future 3 left off, and will reunite Doc and Marty McFly with their trusty time-travelling Delorean. Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Doc, providing his voice and likeness for the game. Michael J. Fox lends his likeness, but not his voice, meaning Telltale have had to find someone who can do a kickass impression. If Part 2 is anything to go by, they've found it.

The whole series of episodes can be pre-ordered now from the Telltale site for $24.95. The preorder comes with a free copy of Puzzle Agent and $1 of every pre-order will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. There aren't any images of the game itself yet, but it's got the great music! And Christopher Lloyd! I'm going to have to turn my bike into a nuclear powered time travelling device and pedal my way to into December.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.