Marvel recently broke ground when it announced it’s partnership with IMAX to debut the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans exclusively in IMAX theaters before the series begins its fall run in 2017. But Marvel isn’t going to stop there. The studio giant is continuing to expand, revealing a partnership with gaming developer and publisher Telltale Games to bring comic book fans Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series to home consoles, PC, and mobile devices. The Telltale Series will be a five-episode adventure, the first of which will debut sometime in 2017 with the remaining four episodes to follow.
The press release reads:
“The energizing blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides an enormously satisfying space to explore through Telltale’s unique style of interactive storytelling,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe. We are always honored to be working with the best creative partners and storytellers in entertainment, and working with Marvel on this series leaves us excited to share what we’ve been developing when it premieres in 2017.”
“With story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better to team with than master storytellers Telltale Games,”said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series fully showcases Marvel and Telltale’s rich legacy of storytelling, and fans will find themselves immersed in an original, character-driven narrative. As part of our strategy to establish a new standard for Marvel games, this is certainly among the great titles to come.”
For this who don’t know, Telltale is most commonly known for its popular The Walking Dead video game series. The developer delivers a greater level of storytelling in video games by providing players with an interactive experience as opposed to the usual linear form of storytelling found in games.