Telltale Games has announced that the studio has teamed up with Marvel Studios to create a “game series project” set for release in 2017.
Whilst still unconfirmed which comic series the studio is set the cover – Marvel has over 8,000 characters in its portfolio, so right now it’s anyone’s guess – this comes as another interesting collaboration project for the company. Aside from the more recent Tales From the Borderlands, Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us, Telltale has also signed on for future Minecraft spin-off and has now seen some investment through Lionsgate studios to create games based on movie IP.
With a company like Marvel, its good see that Telltale’s taking the smart enough approach to space out their projects. With comic series like Daredevil, Spiderman and the Avengers, it’ll be good to see what Telltale can bring to the table and the kinds of interesting story choices and dilemmas that Marvel is so good at depicting in its comics. After having recently watched the bloody fantastic Daredevil live-action series on Netflix, I wouldn’t say no to some sort of legal drama/ superhero hijinks with ol’ Hornhead.
Telltale’s games have proven consistently popular among fans, though there’s no denying that they can sometimes be a little inconsistent, and their in-house engine is starting to show its age. But with the new Marvel game not due until 2017, there’s plenty of time for the studio to ensure that the final game does the license justice and provides a new angle on superhero gaming.
If Telltale can bring a consistently high level of quality to bear with Marvel’s famous superheroes, that can only be a good thing.