Announced at The Game Awards 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is set to land at some point next year.
Telltale’s new narrative adventure was rumoured a month ago, after a leaked document emerging through the SAG-AFTRA strikes listed the project as in development under the name Blue Harvest. The series will see players take on multiple roles within the Guardians crew as they venture into the Universe. Telltale also took the opportunity at The Game Awards to show off a shiny new trailer to accompany their announcement, which gave us an insight into the tone and visual make up of the new project.
Telltale’s been fairly hit and miss in the gaming community over the last few years. The community was split over the quality of their Batman series which began this year, but The Walking Dead has always been a firm fan favourite, with Tales From The Borderlands equally pleasing. Whether or not Guardians of the Galaxy will follow the same quick-time event heavy structure, or if it will revert back to that which makes Telltale so revolutionary: its deep and complex narrative structures. Certainly, Marvel are excited to work with the narrative potential provided by the veteran studio, with Jay Ong stating that “with story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better to team with than master storytellers Telltale Games”.
Whether or not a certain Mr Pratt will be stepping up to the microphone for the title is yet to be announced.
It’s certainly true that both companies have a good eye for storytelling. Marvel’s narrative family tree is as rich as it is wide, while Telltale are well versed in bringing thoughtful narrative to typical action settings.
With the first episode expected in 2017, fans of the movie, comic, and previous Telltale titles should be vigilant to any upcoming developments, which you can bet we’ll be keeping you in on.