Last year, Marvel and Telltale Games revealed that they are collaborating on an upcoming title, but declined to say which characters would take the spotlight in the game. Thanks to the recent SAG-AFTRA video game voiceover strike, we now know that the Marvel Telltale video game may feature the interstellar group of misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Comic Book Movie broke the news that SAG-AFTRA has listed Guardians Of The Galaxy- The Video Game a.k.a. Blue Harvest as a Telltale Games project that has not struck a new deal with the union. (We’re not sure why “Blue Harvest” is part of that title, since it’s a reference to the fake name used during the production of Return of the Jedi, unless they wanted people to think it was a Star Wars game and be thrown off track.) The same report notes that the Guardians of the Galaxy game is being developed by O’Farrel Enterprises; which is also handling The Walking Dead Telltale Series season 3. Nerdist has reached out to Telltale for confirmation of this report, and they declined to comment.
Assuming that the report is accurate, the Guardians of the Galaxy game is likely to be similar in format to Telltale’s Batman, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead games. That means that it will probably be an interactive drama, with a few QTEs thrown in to keep the gamers more actively involved with the story. This probably wouldn’t have been our first choice for a video game starring the Guardians, as they tend to lend themselves to more action based stories, but Telltale hasn’t let us down yet, so this could still be very entertaining, especially if the team’s signature humor is intact.
Telltale also tends to create original stories for its games, which makes it less likely that the Guardians of the Galaxy title will adapt any of the stories from the comics like Annihilation: Conquest or Realm of Kings. But it could almost certainly match those comics in terms of scale. We’d also guess that the game could arrive in time for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017, assuming that the SAG-AFTRA strike doesn’t drag on.
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