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Telltale’s Secret Marvel Game May Feature Talking Trees, Cocky Earthlings, and a Whole Lot of Space

Marvel/Art by Stuart Immonen
Marvel/Art by Stuart Immonen

 

Back in 2015, Telltale Games announced a partnership with Marvel Comics to adapt some of the publisher’s characters into new video games in the Telltale mold. While things have been relatively quiet on that front over the 18 months, we did always know the effort was targeting a 2017 release. We still had no idea what that property could have been, but we did know when it might be coming at least. In that same time, Telltale has gone on to continue its Walking Dead series and add Batman to its stable.

Now, thanks to a recent release from SAG-AFTRA, we might have an even better of what characters might step into one of Telltale’s adventures next. As it turns out, 2017 might not just be a great year for Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen, they may be getting a full-fledged video game to boot.

If you hadn’t heard, there’s a major voice actor strike going on right now between the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and many of the biggest publishers and developers in the gaming industry. As part of the ongoing debate, SAG-AFTRA released a list of games currently in active development that won’t be impacted by the strike. As uncovered by ComicBookMovie, the list features a number of titles you may or may not be familiar with like Destiny, Call of Duty, Skylanders, and The Walking Dead: Season 3.

Many titles still have codenames to protect publishers and developers from their big announcements getting revealed too soon, but unfortunately for Telltale Games, one of its biggest secrets may have slipped through the cracks. On the list, you can see The Walking Dead: Season 3 is under O’Farrell Enterprises, LLC, as is another game by the name of “Guardians of the Galaxy – The Video Game aka Blue Harvest.” It’s easy to put the pieces of the puzzle together from there, especially considering Darragh O’Farrell, the lone employee we can find for O’Farrell Enterprises, LLC happens to be a voice production director on a number of Telltale Games.

An updated version of the SAG-AFTRA list was also posted which removes “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but leaves in the “Blue Harvest” code name. It’s not exactly a smooth cover-up, which lends even more credence to the idea that next year we’ll be saving the universe with Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Drax in some capacity. We don’t know whether or not the game will stick to its own version of these characters as Telltale has done with Batman, or if it will tie into the upcoming cinematic sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2.

Telltale has remained mum on the subject, but we’ve reached out for comment on the matter. Last year, we did get a surprise trailer reveal for Batman: The Telltale Series at the Game Awards, so perhaps we’ll learn more about Telltale’s plans in early December. In the meantime, we can all dream of the day when our dialogue choices are all “I am Groot.”

Update: Telltale offered a statement saying, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

 

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