The only thing worse than the slowest elevator in the universe is the imposing threat of Thanos in the first trailer for “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.”
Unsurprisingly, the teaser features the blend of humor, action and high stakes fans have come to expect from Marvel’s cosmic franchise — whether in film, comic books or on animated television — as the Nova Corps sends out a call for help against the Mad Titan.”Destroyer of worlds, big glowy gauntlet, wrinkly chin?” Peter Quill asks. “Yeah, I’ve heard of him.”
Doubling down on the humor, the footage undercuts Star-Lord’s declaration that “It’s time to rock and roll” by shifting to the Guardians as they take a leisurely ride on an elevator. Whether it’s actually the slowest in the universe is the subject of some debate.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ delivers a brand new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes, the rag-tag band of outlaws who go by the names Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, this five-part episodic series puts you in the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, told in the unique and award-winning Telltale style, where your decisions and actions will drive the path of the story you experience.
Announced in December, the game will feature the kind of episodic storytelling that Telltate is famed for in such titles as “The Walking Dead,” “The Wolf Among Us,” “Game of Thrones” and “Batman.”
The first episode of the five-part first season, called “Tangled Up in Blue,” will be available April 18 for digital download on iOS, Android, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Physical copies go on sale May 2.