Video game developer Telltale Games has adapted its fair share of comic series into episodic, narrative-driven adventure games, from “The Walking Dead” to “Batman,” but now the company is tackling its first Marvel property: “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
So far, the project has been shrouded in secrecy, but a new listing from retailer GameStop might shed some light on what Telltale has in store for the (Marvel) universe’s most dysfunctional super team.
The listing is vague, at best, but does hint at the greater drama set to unfold across the game’s five episodes. If nothing else, the listing clearly lays out the game’s starring cast:
“‘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.”
It’s worth noting that retailer listings for upcoming games without release dates are notoriously inaccurate. Telltale has yet to announce an official release date or description of the game’s plot. While the above blurb could have been supplied by Telltale, it is also possible the description was written in-house by GameStop to create a preorder listing. The release date, which lines up with the end of the retailer’s first fiscal quarter should also be taken with a grain of salt as the quarter end is a typical release date posted by retailers if none is readily available.
Telltale Games’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” adaptation was originally announced in early December at the Los Angeles Game Awards with a teaser trailer. So far, the only official information about the game released by the company is that it will be playable on consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.
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