Fresh from their foray into the DC Universe, Telltale Games is hitting Marvel Comics with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Dancing in the moonlight
Licensed games have come a long way. In just the early 2000’s, we would probably have been looking at a mindless third-person action game for a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in. And now? We get a five-part adventure game, which I’m sure will be loaded with Telltale’s usual flair and style.
“The energizing blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides an enormously satisfying space to explore through Telltale’s unique style of interactive storytelling,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe. We are always honored to be working with the best creative partners and storytellers in entertainment, and working with Marvel on this series leaves us excited to share what we’ve been developing when it premieres in 2017.”“With story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better to team with than master storytellers Telltale Games,” said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series fully showcases Marvel and Telltale’s rich legacy of storytelling, and fans will find themselves immersed in an original, character-driven narrative. As part of our strategy to establish a new standard for Marvel games, this is certainly among the great titles to come.”
As you might expect, and has become the norm, there’ll be a retail disc as well as the downloadable episodes. That season pass disc will include the first episode in physical form, plus included downloads for the rest. No, it’s not all on the disc, but at least it’s something for the physical fans out there. No word though, on whether it’ll drop at the same time as the first episode of the digital version.
And when might that be? No firm date exists yet, but you can look for Guardians of the Galaxy to hit consoles, the PC, and mobile platforms some time in 2017.