Revealed LIVE on stage at The Games Awards, today we can officially announce a previously-top-secret project weâ€™ve been quietly working on behind the scenesâ€¦ an interactive episodic game series based on Marvel’s iconic Guardians of the Galaxy!
Titled Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, you can expect to see the first episode of this new five-part adventure premiere digitally in 2017 on home consoles, PC, and mobile devices.
What did Telltale and Marvel have to say about the project in the official announcement? Read onâ€¦
“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 Telltaleâ€™s unique style of interactive storytelling,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “In Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilotâ€™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 weâ€™ve been developing when it premieres in 2017.”
â€œWith story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better to team with than master storytellers Telltale Games,â€ said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. â€œMarvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series* fully showcases Marvel and Telltaleâ€™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.â€*
The series will also hit 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. Weâ€™ll have more specific platform details to announce in the coming year.
While I love Telltale games and think this could be a lot of fun, all I really want to know it…where’s our season two of The Wolf Among Us?!