Tonight at The Game Awards Telltale Games announced that they are working with Marvel Entertainment to bring the Guardians of the Galaxy to the world of video games with Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, launching on PC, home-consoles, and mobile in 2017. The game will have players controlling multiple characters in the galaxy’s most rambunctious group of protectors.

Jay Ong, Senior Vice President of Games & Entertainment at Marvel, has stated that Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a part of the company’s strategy to establish a new standard of Marvel games, due in part to the rich history of storytelling from both parties. This is a hopeful beginning for all gamers who love all things Marvel, like myself, since it’s evidence that Marvel is looking ahead into the gaming industry once again.

You may be wondering what any of this has to do with Nintendo, since this is a Nintendo news site, after all. A few weeks back, Laura Kate Dale reported that Telltale would be developing a Guardians of the Galaxy game, and that it would appear on Switch very close to launch. Now this is definitely all speculation and rumor at this point, since Telltale has yet to confirm which consoles that Guardians of the Galaxy would be releasing on, however the studio was announced as one of the third-party partners for Switch when it was revealed, so there is some support for this rumor.

It’s important to note that Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is using the logo used for both of Marvel Entertainment’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see any of the team from the comics. For myself and other die-hard Guardians fans, that means we probably won’t be seeing older Guardians team members like Moondragon, Bug, or most importantly, Jack Flag. A man can dream though, right? No matter what consoles Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series ends up on next year, you can bet all your credits that I’ll be playing it.

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