TELLTALE’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Guardians Of The Galaxy gets the episodic Telltale treatment with an all-new story
The mighty Marvel train is picking up speed – after completely dominating cinema screens over the last few years they’re now shifting more of their focus to the videogame world.
Thankfully it’s not just lacklustre movie tie-ins put together on a shoestring budget with no time any more. Instead, we’re being treated to more bespoke games, which combine familiar faces with entirely new stories that you won’t see in cinemas. Step in Guardians Of The Galaxy and episodic story maestro Telltale for a five-part adventure featuring our favourite talking racoon and gentle tree.
While the story will be following Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot (played by Scott Porter, Emily O’Brien, Brandon Paul Eells, Nolan North and Adam Harrington respectively), it’s a completely original take and won’t tie in to the films. This is what we know so far: after taking part in a huge battle the team discover an ‘artefact of unspeakable power’ that all of them want for their own reasons. Except someone else is after it too – a powerful enemy who is the last of her kind and will stop at nothing to get her hands on it.
The main focus of the adventure will be on the characters themselves and their motivations rather than the action that surrounds them, so expect plenty of agonising decisions for all of them. Will they all get along or be pushed to breaking point? As the Guardians franchise is known for its lighthearted humour, it hopefully won’t be as bleak as the likes of The Walking Dead and the gorgeously gritty The Wolf Among Us.
Telltale has done the whole superhero story before with their take on Batman last year, but that focused more on just his character and the development of the villains around him. Since Guardians Of The Galaxy is such a strong ensemble cast it’ll no doubt feel very different, and so far there’s been no sign of whose shoes we’ll be stepping into. Perhaps each character will get their own chapter – having five heroes and five episodes is very convenient.
Of course being from the Marvel universe there will be lots of touches for fans to enjoy and the scrappy bunch’s sci-fi adventure will take part across several famous locations including Earth, Knowhere and, of course, their ship the Milano. Hopefully we’ll also get to see other famous faces such as Yondu and his whistle-controlled arrow, or the menacing Collector. With such a huge, well-established universe to explore and Telltale’s writing chops locked in, no matter what is involved you know you’ll be in for a fun time.
The first episode of Guardians Of The
Galaxy will be out later this year as well as the second movie
Above Star-Lord is cool, we guess, but we really want to see more Groot!