Telltale Is Tackling the Guardians of the Galaxy in 2017

Posted on 05 Dec 2016 by
Max Halcomb

Telltale Games is teaming up with Marvel Entertainment to bring us Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

This is a very interesting and surprising choice considering Telltale’s game style, but not worrisome by any means. Telltale has proven, yet again, that they can pretty much tackle any IP and make an excellent game out of it. This is especially evident with their recent take on DC’s flagship hero in Batman: The Telltale Series. The new series will be coming out sometime in 2017, the same year Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 releases. First chance I get, I’m taking someone’s leg!

“What’s next? Something bad? Something good? Bit of both? We’ll follow your lead Starlord.”

Official Press Release

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 – Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, today announced an interactive episodic game series based on Marvel’s iconic sci-fi franchise Guardians of the Galaxy. The first of five episodes in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will premiere digitally in 2017 on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

“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.”

The series will also be coming to retail as a special season pass disc, which will include the first episode in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.

Revealed today on stage at The Game Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, you can watch the announcement teaser trailer on YouTube:

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