According to this report, Telltale Games is working on a brand new title based on Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. The report comes after the voice actors’ union (SAG-AFTRA) released a document discussing in-development games. Guardians Of The Galaxy was listed on the document, and the leak has since been confirmed as the mystery Marvel game Telltale had admitted to working on for 2017. This is great news for Telltale, Marvel, and anyone who’s a fan of the franchise.
That’s because in Telltale’s relatively short history, it’s done well developing games for franchises that either struggled elsewhere or wouldn’t have had games to begin with. Consider, for instance, The Walking Dead, one of the most popular shows on television but one that, didn’t inspire a video game adaptation when it initially rose to popularity. Telltale took the lead back in 2012 with the first of a series of episodic releases centered around the show that have proven to be incredibly popular. In fact, even the mobile spin-offs of the Telltale games have done well, ultimately giving the impression that The Walking Dead has a pretty well-rounded and respectable presence in the gaming industry.
Telltale has also had a great deal of success with Game Of Thrones. The hit series would have seemed an obvious show for its own video game but never produced a quality title until Telltale got on board. But that’s not to say there weren’t attempts. There were a few poorly received console games released several years ago, and this page breaking down the available options for various online gaming platforms lists a Game Of Thrones slot reel among the many other licensed games. The latter is a fun, albeit simple, slot game that channels the popularity of the show to stand out in the crowded world of licensed online games but is nowhere near the complexity and rich storytelling of the Telltale adaptation.
Despite its huge popularity on screen Guardians Of The Galaxy has also been a virtual non-factor in gaming and once again, Telltale is coming to the rescue. The timing couldn’t be better, as Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is going to be released May 5, 2017, and a new trailer recently set the internet ablaze with excitement. Furthermore, there’s a whole universe of potential with a game based on Guardians. Unlike The Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones, both of which are set in somewhat confined worlds, the Guardians’ playground is the entire universe. These characters can get into just about any kind of mission or shenanigans, which gives Telltale virtually limitless narrative options. We can expect action, adventure, and, perhaps more than in any previous Telltale game, humor as well.
With so much potential and all the anticipation as Telltale’s first stab at the Marvel universe this might have become one of the most exciting video game releases of 2017.