When is the Guardians of the Galaxy game release date?
The first episode of Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy game, Tangled Up in Blue, came out on 18 April 2017.
That's timed just ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the upcoming sequel to the first film, which hit UK cinemas on Friday 28 April 2017.
The release date for the second episode, Under Pressure, is 6 June 2017, and the episode delves into Rocket Raccoon's backstory.
The remaining episodes will release over the following months, while the physical retail edition of the game (which includes the first episode and a digital season pass for the remainder) arrived on 5 May in the UK, and 2 May in the US.
As for release platforms, the game is out on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and iOS - there's no word yet of a Switch release.
Where can I buy the game?
If you want to buy the physical edition of the game in the UK, you can order it from Amazon or Game for £24.99. That'll give you immediate access to the first episode of the first season, and any others as and when they release.
PC players can order the whole season from Steam or GOG for £18.99/$24.99, while PS4 players can grab either the season pass or just the first episode from the PSN store, and Xbox owners can head to Microsoft's store to get the whole season or the first episode.
If you'd rather play on mobile, you can pick up the first episode for iOS. While the game is due to arrive on Android too, the app isn't available at the time of writing.
What can we expect?
Telltale's first teaser video for the game (shown at the top of this article), didn't reveal much except that fans can expect the same sort of tongue-in-cheek soundtrack choices that helped make the Marvel film so popular.
We also found out a little about the plot:
"In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands."
Guardians is similar to Telltale's other games, which have popularised episodic interactive storytelling. Going by previous Telltale titles like The Walking Dead and Batman, you can expect some branching narrative options and hefty moral choices, with more of an emphasis on interacting with other characters than on big action-packed set pieces.
The game doesn't sit within official Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity, but follows the film versions of the characters - though their actors won't be reprising their roles for the game. Instead, Telltale has hired a new voice cast: Scott Porter (Star-Lord), Emily O’Brien (Gamora), Nolan North (Rocket Raccoon), Brandon Paul Eells (Drax the Destroyer), and Adam Harrington (Groot).
This is expected to be the first of several Marvel games that Telltale is working on, but neither company has revealed what other titles they might be working on. We'll update this as we know more about the Guardians of the Galaxy game and any of the other projects.