Team-ups are popular in the world of superheroes, which is why the house of heroes at Marvel is teaming up with developer Telltale Games for a new PC, PlayStation, and Xbox series for 2017. The new partnership was announced by executive producer Mike Jones during an event in San Francisco Thursday evening.
“We’ve been busy,” the producer said leading up to the announcement (via IGN). “It takes a long time to find the right partner. We have one special game we’re excited about.”
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) April 24, 2015
Details on what the new Marvel based game will be about were not shared yet. Additionally, no clues were given on what character might appear or even which of the many universes it may be set in, such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the mainstream comic universe. Whichever way Marvel is going, Jones stressed that authenticity is important along with the game being “sexy.”
“If it doesn’t turn heads, if it doesn’t get you excited to talk with your friends, it’s not a Marvel game. It has to command attention,” Jones explained.
Meanwhile, Telltale Games shared the news via its website and was just as lacking in information as the Marvel announcement.
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) April 23, 2015
“Announced this evening in San Francisco, we’re excited to reveal an all-new partnership with the incredible team at Marvel Entertainment,” the developer wrote on its blog. “We’ll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017!”
Telltale is the studio behind The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones episodic adventure titles. The studio already has its upcoming plate full with completing the current seasons of those last two titles plus upcoming games based on Minecraft and a partnership with Lionsgate Films to create its own unique property.
It’s no wonder that this new Marvel title won’t arrive until 2017 with Telltale’s plate already full. If the game is based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that puts it conveniently after Captain America: Civil War and around the time of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and the untitled Spider-Man movies. It’s also just before Avengers: Infinity War Part 1.
The Telltale game could be used to help fill in the gaps between the films in the same way that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is being used to introduce the Inhumans for next month’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Inhumans film later in 2019.
[Images via Telltale Games, Marvel]