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UPDATED: Telltale Games’s Next Title is Guardians of the Galaxy

Telltale Games and Marvel are going to be making games together!

Update:

Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been confirmed at The Game Awards 2016 with a teaser trailer. Like previous Telltale titles, this one will be a five-part episodic series, set to be released on PCs, consoles, and mobile devices across 2017. You can check out the trailer below.

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Telltale Games’s next episodic series will be based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Purportedly set to be officially announced as part of The Game Awards on December 1, the game’s unofficial unveiling emerged as a result of the ongoing strike by SAG-AFTRA.

As part of their initiative to ensure voice actors receive better treatment and fairer compensation for their work, SAG-AFTRA (via ComicBookMovie.com) recently published a list of titles yet to have their contracts renegotiated, a list that also includes The Walking Dead Season Three, which has previously been announced, and thus goes some way towards validating this rumour.

Telltale Games, best known for its widely acclaimed adaptations of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and The Wolf Among Us, announced a new title to be developed in partnership with Marvel in April last year, but more details were not forthcoming at that time. However, Guardians of the Galaxy certainly seems to fit with the studio’s increasing tendency to offer various perspectives and a blend of action and dialogue sequences within their titles. Furthermore, with the second Guardians film set to be released in April 2017, the film and game are primed to capitalise on the success of one another, so long as Telltale doesn’t fall prey to the shortcomings frequently found in tie-ins.

Telltale Games’s most recent series is another superhero adaptation, Batman, the first episode of which OnlySP’s Gareth Newnham gave a 7/10, saying that its “greatest achievement though is to make me care just as much about the fate of Bruce Wayne as I do about what villain is going to pose a new threat to the Bat”.

We’ll let you know if and when this rumour is confirmed.

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