In the lead up to the PAX East weekend, Telltale Games has revealed new information on their next upcoming title-Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. New screenshots reveal the who’s who of the cast; and it likely won’t come as a surprise. GotG Telltale will feature the same five members as the films and current run of Guardians comics: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and of course, Groot.
While this is the familiar cast of the hit film, Marvel Entertainment has pointed out with the untitled Spider-Man PS4 game, the goal is not to integrate the MCU elements into video games. Given that the screenshots feature more comic book leaning costumes, I’d wager this is the same with the Telltale game as well.
The main cast that will voice the Guardians were also confirmed. Telltale fans will recognize some of the cast members, such as Scott Porter, who will fill the boots of Star-Lord. Industry giant Nolan North will also return to the role of Rocket Raccoon, a character he has voiced for other Marvel video games.
Attendees of PAX East will get the first preview of the game during Telltale’s panel on March 10th, which will look at some further details regarding the game’s development. That panel will be live streamed. Meanwhile, GotG Telltale will be played live the following week at SXSW, in a session that the audience will be able to influence using a new feature Telltale has built into more recent titles like Batman: The Telltale Series.
Take a look below at the full press release, including the cast list. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 is set for a Spring release, with four more episodes to follow.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Mar. 9, 2017 – Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, today shared the world-first screenshots and cast details for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, set to premiere digitally this Spring on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a brand new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them 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, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.
This week at PAX East in Boston, MA on March 10th at 6pm in the Albatross Theater, join the team from Telltale Games as well as Marvel Games Creative Director, Bill Rosemann, to hear more about the series as they discuss the creative process behind this stellar new adventure. The panel will also be streamed live on Twitch. For more information on the panel and PAX East, please visit http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/telltale-games-interactive-storytelling-in-2017
One week later on March 17th at SXSW in Austin, TX, be the first audience in the world to Crowd Play an early version of the first episode at a one-of-a-kind premiere event at the Paramount Theater, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Audience members will be able to control the story from their seats using their mobile devices to help decide what happens on the big screen! The event will be open to all badge holders of SXSW or SXSW Gaming on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information on SXSW Gaming and how to obtain badges, please visit https://www.sxsw.com/exhibitions/gaming-expo/
The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as Star-Lord, Emily O’Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.
Premiering this Spring, the series will also be coming to retail as a special season pass disc, which will include the first episode in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.
Revealed in December on stage at The Game Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, you can watch the announcement teaser trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Koy_e_ipwng