Even though Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series may not tie in to the movies, it does look like certain things have been embraced.
We’re now less than a month out from the launch of Telltale Games’ take on the Guardians of the Galaxy, dubbed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. As indicated last month by IGN’s interview with Bill Rosemann, the game doesn’t have to conform to Marvel’s massive cinematic universe story.
However, that doesn’t mean that Telltale can’t trade on the popular idea of what these characters look like — and even the membership of the group.
Check out the official trailer for the game below:
A quick peek at Marvel Comics’ own entry on the Guardians shows that there are more than just five members in the current iteration. However, Telltale has clearly kept it to the five that those who have seen the films know about. Granted, Star-Lord may not have the voice of Chris Pratt anymore, nor Gamora Zoe Saldana and so on.
Even so, the general effect is there, even down to the classic rock used in the trailer. Indeed, the name of the first episode is “Tangled Up in Blue.” That’s a ‘70s song by Bob Dylan, and that shouldn’t surprise you at all if you’ve listened to the excellent soundtrack to the first film.
Now, Telltale has shown a willingness to incorporate other versions of the same properties before. There’s a Michonne miniseries for The Walking Dead, for example, though Lee and Clementine generally star in that series. However, this seems to be the furthest. Yet that the company has gone in terms of using the most well-known versions of characters.
Will that help or hinder the game? That, we don’t know right now. We do know is that the first episode of The Telltale Series drops on April 18. The others will follow at a later date.