Telltale Games has managed to become one of the top video game developers and publishers in the industry over the last couple of years due to their amazing releases across a few top licenses. In 2011, they released Back to the Future: The Game to critical and commercial success, continuing the story of the film trilogy and enlisting franchise stalwarts — like Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, and Michael J. Fox — to tell it. They’ve also released two superb games based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series The Walking Dead, which catapulted the studio into the spotlight after being some of the best reviewed games in recent memory. Most recently they created more superb games based on Vertigo Comics’ Fables series, and HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” both of which have captured the attention of the gaming press with characteristic attention to detail.
Now, Telltale has revealed their next licensing partner, giving access to one of the richest and most popular franchises in entertainment today: Marvel.
According to an announcement made on the company’s official website, Telltale and Marvel Entertainment will be partnering to release a new video game series in 2017 that will likely see release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile platforms. The announcement didn’t include any details on which of the many characters the game will be focusing on, but this early in the process that’s not unusual.
Telltale’s games typically release in a series of five chapters across a period of several months, telling stories episodically, not unlike a TV or comic book series. The mixture of Telltale and comics has worked very well in games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, and given Marvel’s recent video game stumbles over the past few years, this is an excellent way to begin anew on the video game front.
For more on this as it develops, be sure to keep an eye on GeekNation!
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