Back to the Future fans, if you’ve got your replica Mattel Hoverboard and your 1:43 scale Hot Wheels car, all is great in the world right? Well hold onto your Flux Capictor’s and get ready for Temporal Displacement because Telltale is bringing Marty and Doc into 2013 as Back to the Future: The Game comes to iPhone on Thursday 7th March! The new universal app will run on iPhone 4 and up as well as iPad, and is in fact the FIRST Telltale app to support the 16:9 display on iPhone 5. The new universal base app (Episode 1) will be FREE at launch for a limited time only – grab it while you can! All 5 episodes in the season will be available at once, so there’s no need to wait for the next installment. The base app (Episode 1) features an in-game menu where you can purchase Episodes 2-5 individually, or save by getting the Episodes 2-5 multi-pack for the special introductory price of just $9.99. This new in-game menu means that instead of existing as separate apps on your device, all your BTTF goodness is contained in one handy package. We think it’s pretty cool that Beyond the Marquee’s own staff member AJ Locascio is actually the voice of Marty McFly in the Telltale Back to the Future games, so we’ll hopefully be getting the inside scoop from him on any updates or promotions tied into this release in the next month.
Please note the release of the new universal base app means the superseded Back to the Future: The Game Episodes 2-5 will no longer be available for direct download in the App Store. Ownership of these episodes cannot be transferred to the universal app, so if these episodes are not backed up to the iCloud or kept on the device, they can no longer be acquired without purchasing the Episodes 2-5 multi-pack. Ownership of Episode 1 will transfer to ownership of the new universal base app.