Marvel and Telltale Join Forces

Marvel and Telltale Join Forces

Telltale is doing almost everything these days. From another season of The Walking Dead, to Tales from the Borderlands , to Game of Thrones , to Minecraft: Story Mode , to their new Super Show project which is supposed to combine TV and video games in ways we haven’t seen before, and now they have just announced that they are partnering with Marvel to bring all new Marvel properties to your PC and consoles in episodic format. We are getting Marvel Universe Telltale games, everyone!

The official announcement read as such:

Announced this evening in San Francisco, we’re excited to reveal an all-new partnership with the incredible team at Marvel Entertainment. We’ll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017!

As always, stay tuned here for the latest news and details on this and all of our upcoming projects as they become available…

Marvel and Telltale Join Forces

Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot more information revealed about the partnership except that, and 2017 is a ways away. It’s also unclear as to whether or not these properties will be based on Marvel comic, or they will be based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially now that Marvel has TV shows like Agent Carter , Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. and Daredevil coming out regularly.

To try and figure out what sort of properties Telltale and Marvel were thinking about, we took a look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe release schedule. In 2017 we have an untitled Spider-Man film, Thor: Ragnarok , and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 , all properties we would love to see get the Telltale treatment. In 2016, just in case these properties are coming out a year late, we also have Dr. Strange and Captain America: Civil War . The Civil War period in general, when Captain America battles Iron Man over the Superhero Registration Act, would be an incredible plotline to feature side-stories and extra characters.

That’s likely what we are going to see out of the Marvel Telltale Universe (which is what I am calling it now, you can’t stop me). It’s unlikely that any major plotlines will be influenced by Telltale’s Marvel games. So Telltale is going to have to look for nooks and crannies in the Marvel Universe where they can tell stories, important stories at that, without seriously impacting any of the main characters. That’s why Civil War would be such an interesting time period to play with.

But that’s not our pick for a Marvel Telltale game, however. Nope. We have our own favorite Marvel heroes. Telltale, listen very closely, we need you to make a Nextwave game. Our robot brains need beer!

What do you guys think? Are you excited about the Marvel Telltale partnership? What properties do you think they will make? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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