New Back to the Future images turn us into wide-eyed 8-year-olds at 88 MPH

Ordinarily I'd be above using trite film quotes in a story about a game based on a cinematic property. To do so is, after all, a cheap and lazy way of making a gag. But I'll warn you right now that I'm so excited about Telltale Game's upcoming Back to the Future adventures than my inner child-of-the-'80s might not be able to contain himself. Because this new set of images have now arrived and frankly they look great. Scott.


Below, you will find three pics from Telltale's episodic BttF game. Personally I think they illustrate that TT made exactly the right call by going with caricatured art rather than realistc renders of Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox. While the latter two images look suspiciously close to concept art, the cartoony representations of both BttF alumni nail their characters and physicality perfectly, and are absolutely brimming with life. I can't wait to see them moving.

While the images are short on explicit plot points, we do know that the game is going to tell a new Back to the Future story set after the third film - so interestingly, after the time machine was destroyed - and by the looks of that billboard in the last shot, it appears the '50s are definitely in for a revisiting. So good luck not shagging your mum.




  • hybrid616 - November 27, 2010 7:48 p.m.

    did anyone else spot the sign saying "the car of the future: hill valley exposition"? i'm guessing that either that particular spot or the car itself is relevant to the plot... or at least the explanation thereof.
  • Xobi - November 25, 2010 10:07 a.m.

    I just shat in ma pants
  • Darth_Griffin - November 25, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    I think it's fairly safe to say I want this. and I wants it NOW. Just hope they have a decent reason for the DeLorean to be around after it was blown up
  • ssj4raditz - November 25, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    Hot damn this is shaping up to be potentially awesome.
  • davemchugh2021 - November 24, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    Anyone else hope that the file takes up 1.21 Giga-bytes?!?!
  • JADENkOTOR - November 24, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    If this means I get to punk Biff Im all in. I love the look of this game and the Back to the Future series is one of the best of all time. Heres to hoping this turns out better than Ghostbusters did.
  • alexfruen - November 24, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    What do the other pictures look like? I spunked all over the screen the second I saw the first.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - November 24, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    I love the look of the game. Really captures BttF's feel, but maintains Telltale's lovely and adorable style. I really should give the developer more of a chance to impress me - I still haven't played Sam & Max. This weekend ho!
  • Bloodstorm - November 24, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    @yoreAtowel he is holding a video camera
  • cj12297 - November 24, 2010 6:06 p.m.

  • yoreAtowel - November 24, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    Where is Marty's right hand in the first shot?
  • SonyBacker - November 24, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    Finally a true game to the original film shame it took over 20 years for them, then again the technology wasnt as good as this back then, but still the original game was epic fail not just in graphics but story and gameplay hope AVGN will like this version.
  • Japanaman - November 24, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    No hoverboard? No deal.
  • ShaneCedt - November 24, 2010 5:02 p.m.

    Now time for a good Total Recall videogame! Get your ass to Mars, Quaid!
  • Chrisd - November 24, 2010 4:53 p.m.

    want this to be good so much, but isn't a good movie to game one of the signs for the apocalypes, to hell with it bring on Back To The Future game. Hope for and 88 mph edition
  • VMPSaberwolf - November 24, 2010 4:43 p.m.

    As long as I'm not collecting clocks, falling into manholes, getting attacked by bees, movers moving large pieces of glass, all the while tossing bowling balls at my enemies, I'd be willing to see more. For you youngins, google Back To The Future for NES. There aren't enough games about time travel, the last one I played was Shadow of Destiny and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hopefully this comes out on PC.
  • MrDuracraft - November 24, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    Set after the 3rd film? Interest piked.
  • Pwns4you - November 24, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    I love tell tale, and I love back to the future... so yes, I am very, very excited...

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