It’s a good weekend to be a Guardians of the Galaxy fan. First came the announcement trailer for the new video game from Telltale. Then we got the second trailer for the upcoming vol 2.
There’s not a whole lot in the game footage. It pretty much just lets you know it’s a thing that exists, but it’s fun nonetheless.
According to the press release, “players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe.” With five team members and five episodes, it’s easy to assume that you’ll play as a different character in each episode. Personally, I’d love it if all the episodes ran concurrently with the same events being seen through a different character’s point of view.
While reaction to Batman: The Telltale Series has been mixed, the Borderlands games have more than earned Telltale the benefit of the doubt. This is definitely something to keep an eye out for.
More exciting is the Guardians 2 trailer, which seems to be entirely new footage.
Absolutely everything about this is wonderful. Baby Groot is exactly as adorable and badass as we all hoped and once again, Dave Bautista’s Drax is the franchise’s not-so-secret weapon.
And, really, did anyone ever expect to see Mantis in a movie? Freaking Mantis?!?
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series comes out for consoles, PC and mobile devices sometime next year. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 hits theatres May 5, 2017.