We've heard rumors and seen that Telltale has been working on Guardians of the Galaxy game after the SAG-AFTRA strike, and then we began to hear that a game would be revealed at this year's The Game Awards.
We originally heard of the the Telltale Marvel agreement last year Tonight, live at The Game Awards 2016, we finally got to see what we have installed for us next year, and it is indeed Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. It will be a five part series on all of the same device, consoles and mobile, as Telltale's other games. No release date yet, but expect it to release as Batman did and start mid year.
"The energizing blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides an enormously satisfying space to explore through Telltale's unique style of interactive storytelling," said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. "In Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot's seat in directing their escapades around the universe. We are always honored to be working with the best creative partners and storytellers in entertainment, and working with Marvel on this series leaves us excited to share what we've been developing when it premieres in 2017."
"With story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better to team with than master storytellers Telltale Games," said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series fully showcases Marvel and Telltale's rich legacy of storytelling, and fans will find themselves immersed in an original, character-driven narrative. As part of our strategy to establish a new standard for Marvel games, this is certainly among the great titles to come."
The series will also be coming to retail as a special season pass disc, which will include the first episode in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available, just as the most recent Batman: The Telltale Series.