Telltale releases the trailer for episode one of its Guardians of the Galaxy, ahead of the series' premiere tomorrow (at the time of writing this). After releasing popular episodic games based around The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Batman, Telltale's latest creation will use Marvel's 2014 film as a jumping off point. While it's not connected to the MCU, the Telltale series will use Guardians' version of the characters to tell a story all about family, filled with adventure.
In the lead-up to the release of the game, we've been given a number of glimpses of the series and hints as to what we can expect. The official Guardians of the Galaxy Telltale Series synopsis lays out the planet-hopping adventures the Guardians go on in their effort to once again save the galaxy. The trailer for episode one (see above) further teases the threat posed by Thanos, in keeping with previously-released trailers and images for Telltale's Guardians.
Telltale has announced that the first episode of its Guardians series, titled "Tangle Up in Blue" after the famous Bob Dylan song, will be available for download starting tomorrow on PS4, Xbox, Mac, Windows 10, and the Apple and Google app store. While there have been rumors that Telltale's Guardians may be made available on Nintendo Switch, nothing has been confirmed yet.
Like the previous trailer, the focus in Telltale's Guardians episode one trailer remains on the Guardians and their attempts to take down Thanos. We also see the MCU version of the Nova Corps will feature in the story, once again taking their roles as interstellar police rather than the elite warriors they are in the Marvel comic books. There's even a focus on the Kree in the new game, after the race was featured in Guardians of the Galaxy the movie (as well as the TV show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
While the Guardians of the Galaxy were relatively obscure in the comics just a few years ago, the more recent iteration of the team has become some of Marvel's most recognizable names and faces, thanks to the surprise hit of the 2014 film. Given the expansive nature of Marvel's cosmic universe, it makes sense that Telltale would not only capitalize on the characters' popularity, but want to explore such an interesting part of Marvel lore. Hopefully, the game will be a hit and more collaborations between Marvel and Telltale will be forthcoming.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series debuts episode one of five on April 18, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and the Android and iOS store.