Telltale have managed to get their hands on a lot of properties over the past few years. We’ve had point-and-click games based off of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Borderlands, Fables and even Minecraft, and now, they’ve secured another partnership with none other than Marvel. Yes, that Marvel.
So far, all we know is what was written in the developer’s blog post concerning the partnership:
“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…”
Despite the little info we have, this is still cause for excitement and speculation. Marvel has an almost endless supply of characters, worlds and stories to draw inspiration from, whether it be from the comics, the movies or the TV shows. There are so many possibilities to consider.
Could it be an Avengers game, giving players the chance to interact with the likes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America? And could that extend to characters who have yet to appear in the films such as Black Panther? Could it be based on the recent Daredevil show and have you control Matt Murdoch in both the courtroom and the seedy underbelly of Hell’s Kitchen? Or maybe an Agents of Shield game, allowing the player to team up with Phil Coulson and his squad as they combat Hydra, aliens and their own breed of supervillains?
Again, this is all just speculation but there are so many ideas to choose from. This partnership could potentially guarantee Telltale new videogames to create for the next ten years at least based solely on Marvel properties. It’s doubtful that would happen given the company are still working on their aforementioned Minecraft game as well as The Walking Dead: Season 3.
It’s going to be a while until we get any new info considering the game’s 2017 release. Until then, we can only wait with bated breath.