Guardians of the Galaxy hasn’t always been one of the most popular Marvel properties out there. In fact, up until the big screen movie release in 2014, only the most loyal of comic book readers would have probably even heard of the space-traveling, crime-fighting crew of superheroes. All that has now changed however, and you’d be hard-pressed to find somebody who ISN’T aware of Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Drax the Destroyer. They’ve officially hit the mainstream.
Now the heroes are coming together once more in a collaboration with Telltale Games, with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series set to launch this April. Bringing what is described as “a brand new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes” to gamers, Telltale have teased that players will be going up against a “ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind”. Seeking out a relic – which each of the Guardians also desire for their own personal reasons – she’ll stop at nothing to get her hands on the prize. She’s not the only villain set to do battle with the group, however.
In a brand new trailer for the game, it’s revealed that Thanos is going to be fighting against Star-Lord and company in what we assume is the first episode of the season. The dry humor that the franchise has become famous for is also intricately weaved throughout the story here, as Star-Lord comments on “the slowest elevator in the universe”, and describes Thanos as “wrinkly chin”. What isn’t revealed in the teaser however is exactly who this mysterious female threat to the team may be.
With an incredible cast of voice actors, including Scott Porter (The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series), Emily O’Brien (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Nolan North (Uncharted), Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us), Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy could prove to be one of the biggest and most successful gaming releases of the year.
Of course, the story being told is going to have to be a good one if it’s to stick in the minds of the Guardians franchise’s biggest fans. The original live-action MCU movie was such a success, anything coming thereafter is going to be judged against it by the majority.
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, Android and iOS stores.
Source: Telltale Games