Marvel is partnering with Telltale Games to make a new console and PC game series set to release in 2017.
Telltale released the news via blog post, saying: “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!”
According to IGN, creating “authentic” and “sexy” games is at the utmost importance to Marvel. “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,” Marvel’s executive producer Mike Jones explained.
Neither Telltale nor Marvel have elaborated on the details of the game other than its 2017 release date; those details will hopefully be released soon.
This will not be the first time that Telltale has worked with a graphic novel series – their games ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Wolf Among Us’ have been well received for their ability to blend both comic book art and video game storytelling. Telltale Games has made a name for itself by partnering with other franchises, such as with ‘Tales From the Borderlands,’ ‘Game of Thrones‘, and an upcoming ‘Minecraft‘ series. On top of this Marvel announcement, the company has a lot in store in the upcoming future with their partnership with Lionsgate to make their own original “super shows.”