“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5. But the official episodic graphic adventure game based on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise is coming out a little over two weeks earlier: Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy game is set to be released on April 18.
The release date for the Guardians of the Galaxy game was just revealed by Telltale in an announcement post where it also shared a couple of pieces of promotional artwork. One of them, shown above, features the game’s titular motley crew of renegade heroes — Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot — and indicates that the game’s premiere episode is titled “Tangled Up in Blue.”
The other, shown below, depicts Star-Lord, Drax, and Groot fighting Thanos, suggesting that the Titanian supervillain will play a major role in the Guardians of the Galaxy game — as opposed to the upcoming film, where he is not expected to figure prominently. This is in line with how Telltale has been touting the Guardians of the Galaxy game as having an original character-driven narrative that’s not based largely on any previous material, presumably not even on the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film nor on its upcoming sequel.
Perhaps Telltale will clue us in about Thanos’ involvement in the Guardians of the Galaxy game, among other points of anticipation and speculation, when it releases a new trailer for the game tomorrow, March 30, on its official website and social media accounts. For now, we have this teaser trailer from the game’s initial announcement in December last year.
Like other Telltale titles, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (as the game is officially called), is an interactive episodic game of choice and consequence. But given its source material, the game is set to have players taking on multiple roles as the different members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will consist of five episodes. The first episode, “Tangled Up in Blue,” will come out along with the game itself on April 18. The game will be available to download on iOS and other supported platforms for $4.99, with the premiere episode already included.