Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy Coming in April

Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot to rebel right on tax day.

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The first of five episodes in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is set to be released across all platforms on April 18th for $4.99, the studio announced today.

In TellTale's statement about the game, they describe the game as "a brand new story” in which “the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power.” Each member of the crew has their own reason to why they desire the relic, as does the main villain. The identity of that villain is shrouded in mystery for the time being. Gamers will play the role of the Guardians' leader, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord. Given this information, it may be that the game will include tough decisions as to how to go about sharing the relic and using its powers.

Similar to most of their other properties, Telltale closed out their description of the game by stating, “your decisions and actions will drive the story you experience.” James Gunn, writer and director of the Guardians films was tapped to help put together the game's soundtrack, so you can expect some epic tunes as you travel through space. The first episode, appropriately enough, is named after the Bob Dylan song "Tangled Up in Blue."

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series stars Scott Porter (The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, Friday Night Lights) as Star-Lord, Nolan North (Uncharted series) as Rocket Racoon, Emily O’Brien (Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (League of Legends, The Wolf Among Us) as Groot.

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. Donovan is currently studying broadcast journalism at Bowie State University with hopes to join the Shacknews team full time after graduation. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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