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Back to the Future game will tell the McFly-Doc backstory never told

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We're far more excited about the Back to the Future video game than we should be, but the awesomely slightly-humorous art style and intrinsic sweetness of a 1980s cult movie being brought back from the grave are just too much to resist. And now we're getting some new details about what the game's plot will actually be.

In brand new behind-the-scenes videos from publisher Telltale Games, we get a look at a couple of the game's cutscenes and some dialogue from the cast about the production of the game.

The gameplay looks kind of like fellow Telltale episodic production Wallace & Gromit, wherein players will run around, interact with other character via dialogue trees, and solve quests.

While not a whole lot is spoiled, the video does reveal that we'll not only get to see how Marty McFly meets Doc for the first time, we also get to see what Doc was like as a nerdy 17-year-old.

Of course, the very best part of the game is that Christopher Lloyd himself is reprising his role as Doc. He even makes an appearance in Telltale's new video. He's 72 years old. What an absolute stalwart actor.

Back to the Future will launch for PC on December 22.

[Source: IGN]

Dec 16, 2010

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4 comments

  • DryvBy - December 17, 2010 9:21 a.m.

    darknessviking, Maybe he was making glue? Also, you're insane. This game is gonna rock.
  • MonkeyMagician - December 17, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    I suspect you're referring to The Legend of the Lone Ranger from 81. And I can't find anything to back up the claim that he killed and skinned real horses anywhere online at all. Care to back up that bizarre accusation? Pre-order complete for the game. Now I know what I'll be playing during my night shift on Christmas day.
  • greenjoker - December 16, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    yea seriously, now that i think about it, the first back to the future started already started with marty knowing doc for awhile, because apparently he can go into docs house without him there and blow up the place with his guitar.
  • Fatbot - December 16, 2010 9:39 p.m.

    Awesome, I always wanted to know how the young Marty started working with Doc... and why his parents were ok with their young son hanging out with a guy described as "a real nutcase."

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