It’s considered one of the finest movie trilogies ever made. It cemented Michael J. Fox as a star, launched Chrstopher Lloyd’s career and is pretty much the only reason anyone remembers what a Delorean is. Its triumphant score ranks near the top of most movie soundtrack lists. And until now, it’s never traveled to our century’s finest home theater systems.
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October 21 is a special day and is getting a lot of attention because it’s the day Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) traveled to the future of Hill Valley in 2015 in Back to the Future Part II. There has been a full-on media blitz for Back to the Future Day, with corporations trying to promote products that were depicted in the film. Pepsi already started a Pepsi Perfect online promotion. However, one of the most famous inventions from the hit movie franchise was probably the Nike shoes with the self-tying, power laces. Fans have wanted to see these shoes become a reality for years. Several years ago, some replica shoes were made, with the proceeds going to charity, but they did not have the power laces.
There has been an almost absurd amount of comic book movies being made both in the last few years, and in the years to come. To the point where any character, in an brand could be made. But even with that, there is always the question of, who should direct them? After all, superhero movies have proven that with the right team, it’ll work beautifully, the wrong team? Well…just look at the recent Fantastic Four movie.
There have been multiple attempts to make commercial versions of the numerous products seen in Back to the Future Part II by 2015. Nike tried to make the self-tying laces, but ultimately failed. The hoverboard successfully got off the ground, but it depends on your definition of “success” — it can only hover over a special magnetized surface that’s not common. And when we got to October without ever seeing Pepsi Perfect, I figured that would never happen as well. Not so fast — Pepsico waited until now to announce it, but they ARE selling the product after all.
Now that we are approaching Christmas, many of the biggest franchises are set to receive sequels in the coming months and October is no different. The likes of Assassin’s Creed and Halo will see new games in the next month while old favourites such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero are set to return.
Telltale Games have today revealed that they will be re-releasing Back to the Future: The Game in a special 30th Anniversary Edition and that it will finally be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Featuring brand new content such as behind the scenes interviews and updates voice work, it will be available digitally from October 13 and will also see a retail release later in the month.
Back to the Future: The Game is free on PlayStation Plus and All Zombies Must Die! makes its way to the PSN in this week’s European PlayStation Store update!
Been waiting to try out Telltale Games’ great downloadable title? Piling up space on that hard drive and just don’t have the room? The solution has arrived!