Telltale Games' take on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has been under the microscope of scrutiny since the game was announced. We've all been curious what the game is about and when it will release. Well, now we finally have a release date.
According to IGN the first episode will be available on April 18th. The season will contain five episodes, just like the other Telltale titles. The first episode is entitled "Tangled Up in Blue", and will be available for the low, low price of only $4.99. You'll be able to pick up the episode for the Xbox One, PS4, PC and mobile devices starting in the middle of next month.
If you aren't too fond of buying your games piecemeal then you can look for the full season pass for Guardians of the Galaxy to be made available starting May 2nd in North America, a month after the release of the first episode. The season pass for the game will also be available internationally starting just three days after that on May 5th. You'll gain access to all of the season's five episodes for a single price.
Much like the other Telltale games, the season pass collection can be purchased as a physical copy for the Xbox One and PS4, and it will contain digital codes for the entire season of episodes. Telltale has been using this method for a while now, especially for some of their more popular games like The Walking Dead and Batman: The Telltale Series. They don't actually list what the price of the season pass will be, but it's typically been $19.99.
We do know that the overarching plot of the series will focus on Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians, and we also know that they will be facing off against a villainess over the course of the story, but we also learn a little something else thanks to a new screenshot that Telltale unveiled: Thanos is in the game.
Apparently he will play some part in the overall story arc that will unfold in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and we see that he is fighting with Drax, but I'm guessing his role will be rather small since Marvel has been saving Thanos up for their own use in the Avengers: Infinity Wars movies.
There's really no telling just how much of the Marvel universe Telltale will include in the Guardians of the Galaxy games, but based on the story synopsis it sounds like there will be a battle over the possession of an Infinity Stone.
Telltale mentioned before that they're telling their own self-contained story apart and away from what Marvel's Cinematic Universe and comic books are doing, so we'll see how they start and wrap up the first season when the first episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series launches on April 18th.