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Telltale Games' Guardians of the Galaxy finally received some additional info. We now know exactly what the game is going to be about and some details on the cast of characters, along with a release window.
Telltale and Marvel Entertainment sent out a press release revealing that Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will be available this upcoming spring for home consoles, PC and mobile devices. They also dropped some details on the story, explaining that the game will follow Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket the raccoon and Groot, in search of an artifact that's extremely powerful.
The ancient relic isn't just sought by the Guardians, it's also being pursued by another evil nemesis of theirs who wants to get her hands on it. While this might sound a lot like the plot to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the reality is that the game will feature an entirely original story completely separate from the comic books and the movies.
The story will see players taking the unlikely group of heroes around the galaxy to multiple locations, including Earth, the Milano, and Knowhere.
Much like every other game in the Telltale line-up, such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Batman, players will have a variety of choices at their disposal that shapes and molds the story to their decisions.
Telltale is sort of hit and miss when it comes to the impact some decisions have on the overall story arc. For instance, the first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead had many significant moments where player choice completely altered who lived, who died and how the story unfolded. However in games like Tales of the Borderlands, Minecraft: Story Mode and the second and third season of The Walking Dead, the choices seemed far less impactful.
So we'll see if Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series has significantly diverse choices like Batman: The Telltale Series or if they play it safe like Minecraft.
The press release also talked a bit about the cast of characters, including Scott Porter taking on the role of Star-Lord, Emily O'Brien from The Young and the Restless and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor playing Gamora, Nolan North from Uncharted (and like a thousand other games) playing Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells from Watch Dogs taking on the role of Drax, and Adam Harrington from The Wolf Among Us playing Groot.
I'm a little shocked that Troy Baker, a regular cast member for many of Telltale's games didn't make a return to play as one of the main characters. Then again, those are just the top-billed characters appearing in the title. There's still the possibility that Troy will rear his voice up as one of the supporting characters.
Even though they didn't roll out a specific release date for the upcoming title, expect those details to happen soon. Spring starts at the end of the month, so they'll likely schedule to get the game out before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 launches on May 5th. Sadly, if you were hoping for a Nintendo Switch release, it doesn't appear to be on the table... for now.