Hot off the success of the newest edition of their own The Walking Dead series, Telltale Games hosted a panel at PAX East in snowy Boston, Massachusetts. Forming a unique partnership with Marvel, Telltale has assured fans that while some of the costumes look straight out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this iteration of the team will exist in their own continuity, the self proclaimed Telltale Cinematic Universe or (TTCU for short).
Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon will still be the focus of the story, but will also feature other prominent characters in the Marvel Galaxy, including an as of yet unnamed female character that has only ever appeared in the comics, and will also feature a unique Telltale Spin. Another noteworthy point that was presented during the panel is that Gamora’s look was designed from scratch for the game only, while the other team members either look like their comic book or movie counterparts.
For those of you wondering, who will be doing the vocal talent for the upcoming adaptation, it is not the movie cast. Telltale is clearly trying to make a different tale an not be tethered to the MCU in anyway, it would appear to be similar to their Batman adaptation in that regard.
Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Emily O’Brien (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs), Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us) and the legendary Nolan North (Everything) will be tackling the respective roles of Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon.
Guardians of the Galaxy will also offer a slight deviation from the Telltale formula and change the character focus for each episode, instead of sticking with a single protagonist. Sharing a similar feel to Tales From the Borderlands, Telltale promises to deliver a truly great gaming experience that will do fans proud.
And finally, Telltale promises to have a full closed event where fans can all partake in a giant CrowdPlay of an early version of the first episode of Guardians at the next SXSW. For those of you who are unaware, CrowdPlay is a Telltale multiplayer mode where friends can vote and decide on the various outcomes that present themselves during gameplay.
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