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Telltale Games and Marvel Entertainment finally released the very first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. The upcoming episodic game will release on April 18th, in just under a month's time, and they've given gamers a look at what they can expect.
The trailer starts with a smaller ship attacking a larger ship. A voiceover plays in the background calling out to the Guardians, with the man over the speaker saying it's a priority one distress call... specifically signaling out help from Star-Lord.
The small snippets of gameplay footage bounce back and forth between Star-Lord and Drax. However, just 19 seconds into the trailer, the voiceover makes the first major revelation: "Thanos is here!"
We see Thanos grab a glowing object before the trailer fades to black.
We knew that Marvel's big bad would make an appearance in Telltale's take on Guardians of the Galaxy, because a screenshot specifically revealed that he would be in the game. The image showed Drax the Destroyer fighting against Thanos.
The trailer doesn't end there, though. We finally get a look at the cast of characters, including Star-Lord without his helmet... and he looks like... Troy Baker?
I was a little thrown with the voice as well, given that I was sorely hoping for Nathan Fillion to pop in with his particular brand of snark, but alas, he's too busy saving the galaxy in Destiny 2.
The trailer, however, commits the biggest sin of all: they ramp up the Guardians' encounter with Thanos by having Star-Lord give a brief rundown of his description and then they show them gearing up, complete with the cassette tape player, but instead of having some old-school licensed music while the five of them take the elevator ride, they instead play some generic elevator music.
As we all know, one of the biggest selling points of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie was that it featured some classic tunes from yesteryear, and it fit perfectly.
To their credit, however, Telltale does wrap up the trailer with a classic rock song as the Guardians prepare to face off in a five on one fight against Thanos.
Sadly, a lot of gamers weren't too thrilled with the graphics in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. They miss the comic-book style black outlines that many of their games are known for. Even still, a lot of other people are still looking forward to Telltale's take on one of Marvel's hottest properties right now. Personally, the trailer looked good to me, and it seemed filled with a lot of adventure and action. By comparison, it seemed more entertaining than Telltale's original Batman: The Telltale Series trailer.
Anyway, we'll see what the game is like when it launches for home consoles, PC and mobile devices starting April 18th.