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Telltale Announces Back to the Future and Jurassic Park Games

Two popular movies are revived in video game form.

Telltale has announced that they have secured the rights to develop video games based on the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park franchises. The first game from this agreement will be a season of episodic content from Back to the Future, with the Jurassic Park games following shortly after.

Telltale plans to release the games from both series on all major consoles starting this winter.

Press Release


SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - June 9, 2010 - Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, today announced a multi-year, two-title video game development deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Telltale Games has secured the rights to create video games based on two of Universal Pictures' most popular intellectual properties, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. The first game released under the agreement will be a Telltale Games "season" based on the successful Back to the Future series of films.

With more than five million episodes delivered to date across all major video game platforms, Telltale is the acknowledged leader in digitally delivering episodic content to consumers. The agreement broadens Telltale's product offerings into new genres and new styles of gameplay.

"Our partnership with Universal is an exciting next step in our continued growth as a mass-market games publisher and developer," said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. "We are all huge fans of both of these franchises. For Back to the Future and Jurassic Park we will leverage Telltale's expertise in story-telling and game design to deliver on the unique elements of each series with our goal being to create compelling cinematic adventures paying homage to each franchise."

Jurassic Park and Back to the Future are two of the most successful film trilogies ever, grossing over $3 billion dollars at the box office collectively.

"Telltale Games has succeeded in establishing a unique combination of digital and physical distribution models, and their reputation for quality production is well earned," said Bill Kispert, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. "Telltale's episodic story-telling is an ideal means by which to add compelling new content to these important franchises."

Look for the first video game based "season" of Back to the Future from Telltale this winter followed shortly by Jurassic Park. Telltale will release more information on both game series at a later date.


 

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Lukasz Balicki Staff Alumnus

06/09/2010 at 06:21 PM

DO WANT!

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Jason Ross Senior Editor

06/09/2010 at 07:35 PM

The Back to the Future ride that used to be at Universal Studios actually showcased what could become very compelling gameplay through it's storyline: 1985 Biff stole a Delorean and you have to chase him through time, essentially.

While I don't think they'll be able to match the "See life through your parent's eyes" story that was so compelling through the first part, it has potential to be good fun.

Jurassic Park, though, that I'm not sure about.

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