If being as quiet as possible about the Back to the Future episodic series was a goal of Telltale Games, well, mission accomplished. The first of five episodes is set to hit PC and Mac in December, with an iPad version slated to follow at some mysterious point after the fact. It's clearly an ambitious project. The series takes place after the events in the time-twisting third movie and boasts the on-hands support of BTTF stars, writer Bob Gale and actor Christopher Lloyd.

And that's about all we know. Actually, until earlier this week, we didn't even know what the series would look like until Telltale slipped some images to IGN. Perhaps it was worth the wait because, as you can see, the game looks magnificent.

Co-designer Mike Stemmle told IGN that the game takes a stylized approach and that's plain enough to see. In the above, Doc Brown and Marty's features are exaggerated in a playful way, leaving room for fantastic expressions and some big, emotional movements. It's a hip approach that, as Stemmle said, stays true to BTTF, while also showcasing Telltale's creative touch.

Do take note that these are probably not iPad shots, though you can expect to see a similar amount of quality if Sam & Max: The Penal Zone [$4.99] is still a valid indication of what Telltale Games can do on iOS. We'll keep on the lookout for a release date, but in the meantime, what do you think? You down for some BTTF adventures?

[via IGN]

  • Thaurin

    Performance of Sam & Max on the iPad was pretty abysmal, so I hope they can do a better job with this. Otherwise, I'll just have to get it on another platform.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZIZ6NLYZDGC52DL4QEVBIALMU Hackmodford

    PLEASE iphone version. I have no iPad 🙁

  • Max

    Ahhh awesome!

  • GodSon

    Oh my!!!!

  • Bali12341

    where can you look which app were submitted????

  • Bob Sirot

    I really hope michael j foxx stops being so full of himself and does another movie!

    • Anonymous

      Nah, I liked how it ended off. The cartoon was nice to see what happens afterward but it lost it's appeal from there. All originality went down the drain.
      How many times can one go back to the future?

      I am looking forward to this, as a BTTF fan. An iPad version would be nice or a Retina enhanced iPhone 4 version.

    • BruteOutlawz

      Full of himself?? hes hardly in a fit state to do another one. you do know hes got parkinson's right?

    • Anonymous

      Umm he's not being full of himself... He has a disease which prevents him from sitting still, let alone act in a movie!

    • Jcferf

      he can barely talk or concentrat becouse of his parkinson's

  • Maikelg

    I really hope this and perhaps Sam & Max will someday be released for the iPhone/iPod too, or maybe make the iPad version universal. I'm sure there is a huge market for these games.

  • http://twitter.com/mudskip Jarrod Willard

    I am really looking forward to this...
    I'm looking forward to playing... but i'm more interested to get more BTTF stories.

  • Noah

    They use a Marty sound-alike, but they have the original Doc doing the voices for the game!!