updated 12:50 am EDT, Tue October 26, 2010
Games coming in November, December respectively
TellTale Games is bringing Back to the Future: The Game to Mac and PC in a simultaneous release in December, while Aspyr Media will be rolling out RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum, which includes the original game and two expansion packs in November.
Back to the Future: The Game acts as a sequel to the three popular films of the 80s, and features Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown. Michael J. Fox granted permission for his likeness to be used in the game, but was unavailable for the voice-overs. A high-quality soundalike was used for Fox's voice, and one dollar from each pre-order will be donated to his Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
The game begins six months after the end of the third film, when the time-travelling DeLorean seen in the films leads Marty on a rescue mission to find Doc Brown, who is trapped in time. The story will unfold across five episodes, released each month, and has been created in collaboration with Bob Gale, the film series' co-writer and co-creator. The Mac and PC versions will arrive in December, preceded by the Blu-Ray debut and DVD release of the 25th Anniversary Trilogy Back to the Future box set tomorrow (October 26th) and followed by versions for the PlayStation 3 and iPad.
Back to the Future: The Game can be pre-ordered now for $25, which includes Telltale's Puzzle Agent game and membership in a pre-release insider forum, where players can chat with the creative team behind the game series.
Aspyr's RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum pack will include not only the original and the previously-released RT3: Soaked expansion pack, but add in RT3: Wild, which is all-new to the Mac.
The build-your-own-amusement-park game features 3D graphics and physics, allowing players to design death-defying coasters filled with loops, swings and terrain-bending, stomach-churning additions. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild adds animal exhibitions and enclosures to the park designs, creating choreographed shows or just hang out, where relationships may form or escapes might be attempted. New themes, rides and scenarios are all part of the challenges. All three editions feature CoasterCam, allowing players to see the park from any angle and ride whatever they build.
Pre-ordering and pricing for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum will be announced by Aspyr in the coming days, with the suite available in November.