Here's a bit of gaming news that's getting positive attention from mainstream media. Universal Studios' Back to the Future and Jurassic Park made quite a splash back in the day (such innocent times), and both franchises had its share of video game spin-offs.
Both are set to make a comback this winter across every major platform, sans handhelds, and Telltale Games is overseeing the video game revivals. The studio approached Universal, apparently.
The games will take place within their respective universes, but Telltale CEO Dan Connors doesn't want everyone calling them "sequels."
"The games are going to exist within these worlds. 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."
Universal VP Bill Kispert has already hinted at what not to expect, explaining that neither trilogy would translate well into the "stereotypical shoot-'em-up style of gameplay."
Hooray for mechanical dinosaurs and teenage Michael J. Fox!