Jurassic Park may already be getting a comic comeback, but the franchise is set to continue elsewhere, as well, along with another Spielberg production, Back To The Future. Sadly, though, neither are returning to the big screen.
Both action franchises are being adapted into videogames by Telltale Games, the Californian company behind Sam and Max, according to a report in the Associated Press. Bill Kispert, interactive vice president at Universal Studios, which owns both movie franchises, is quoted as saying,
‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Back to the Future’ are two of our broadest and most beloved properties… We were very interested in bringing them into the interactive space, but they’re not exactly the kind of properties that lend themselves to the stereotypical shoot-’em-up style of gameplay.
According to Telltale’s CEO Dan Connors, that shouldn’t be a problem:
Telltale Games has always set out to be a great storytelling company. We’ve been honing our chops over the past six years, and we’re ready to take on these two iconic properties and continue to advance storytelling in games… I wouldn’t call these games sequels per se but a new interpretation of their worlds for a new medium. For one generation, it’s an introduction to these series. For another generation, it’s a thing they can look back on and something they can share warmly with their family and friends.
Details on both games are sketchy – although Back To The Future may include a trip back to the 1970s – but both are apparently expected for release this winter.
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