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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Launches Into a New Video Game Series Next Month

'Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series' sees Marvel's intergalactic heroes take on Thanos ... with the help of the audience.
'Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series'   |   Telltale Games
'Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series' sees Marvel's intergalactic heroes take on Thanos ... with the help of the audience.

In case this summer's return to space isn't enough, audiences will have the chance to join Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket et al for their own death-defying adventures very soon as part of the upcoming Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Judging by the newly released first trailer for the series, however, it might be too dangerous a mission for some.

The new game series, from the same studio responsible for similar Walking Dead and Batman efforts, brings the movie version of the Guardians face-to-face with Thanos, who seems unusually intent on just outright killing the heroes himself, without the use of any minions or stand-in villains.

Vocal talent for the five-episode series includes Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless) and Nolan North (Pretty Little Liars).  

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series launches April 18 with the first episode available for download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC and Mac platforms, as well as being part of a "Season Pass Disc" to be released May 5 to North American retailers. Further episodes of the series will be released in the coming months, according to Telltale Games.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release in theaters May 5.

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