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6 Titles We Want From Marvel and Square Enix’s Multi-Game Partnership

Death Stranding, God of War, Spider-Man PS4…E3 2016 proved to be one for the ages, as Sony rolled out trailer after trailer showcasing many of the games headed to PlayStation 4 in the not-so-distant future. For all of the excitement generated by Kratos, Atreus, and Norman Reedus clutching onto his (?) stillborn foetus, it was really the unveiling of Insomniac’s licensed Spidey game that instilled a renewed sense of hope in Marvel’s gaming output. The as-yet-untitled Spider-Man PS4 is by no means a one-off, either; immediately after E3, Marvel’s Vice President of Games Jay Ong asked the question: “Is [Spider-Man] a signal of things to come? Oh, yes. Absolutely. And we can’t wait to tell the world about it.” Matching AAA properities with AAA developers is something fans have been crying out for for generations, and after persevering through an era of rushed, downright terrible video game tie-ins, Marvel Games is beginning to turn a corner. Gone are the days when the comic book giant was beholden to a standing agreement with Activision, one which resulted in a string of licensed titles of diminishing returns. In one corner, Insomniac Games has been tasked with reintroducing everyone’s favorite friendly neighbourhood READ…


Guardians of the Galaxy via Eidos Montreal?

Rumours Abound Regarding Eidos Montreal’s Upcoming Projects A rumour is making the rounds involving Eidos Montreal thanks to their recent comments on the Square / Marvel teamup. According to a report from Wccftech, the Canadian company is splitting their time between Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, and Guardians of the Galaxy. This all comes from an article via Eurogamer lamenting the lack of new Deus Ex content in the wake of these announcements. It’s a real shame we won’t be seeing any new Deus Ex for some time, although it’s unclear how this ties to a GotG project. In fact, the quote from Eidos Montreal which led to this is rather light on relevant branding. Eidos responded as follows: “While we are still working on expanding the Deus Ex Universe, along with creating new content and updates for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we’re also devoting our talents towards working with Crystal Dynamics and Marvel on The Avengers project.” Nowhere in the Eurogamer piece is there any mention of Guardians of the Galaxy. In addition, the evidence suggesting Eidos is working on more Tomb Raider releases (to be fair, it would be weird if they weren’t) is still that same stolen look at…

Sources: Eidos Working On Guardians of the Galaxy Game, Future of Deus Ex Murky

We may be waiting a long time for the next big Deus Ex game. The developers of the iconic franchise have moved on to other big franchises, according to sources speaking both to Kotaku and other outlets. Sources say Eidos Montreal has cancelled a planned sequel to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which came out last year. Advertisement Eidos Montreal, a Square Enix-owned Canadian studio best known for developing Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the recently released Mankind Divided, is now working on two major games. One of those games is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as we confirmed a few months ago after the name leaked on a subway. The other, sources say, is a game based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. That’ll be the second entry in Square Enix’s new partnership with Marvel, which the two companies announced last Thursday. Eidos Montreal is also helping out on The Avengers, which is helmed by Crystal Dynamics. Advertisement From what we hear, Square Enix doesn’t plan to greenlight another Deus Ex game at Eidos Montreal for quite some time, unless Mankind Divided suddenly becomes more profitable. Mankind Divided was a large investment for the Japanese publisher, taking nearly five years to…


Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Gets New Info Revealed About Storyline

GameStop Lists Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy for April 2017

[embedded content] Announced at The Game Awards last month, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series could be releasing in April 2017, if a GameStop listing is to be believed. According to the product listing, the Guardians of the Galaxy Season Pass Disc will release on April 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since Telltale sometimes releases the first episode digitally before the full Season Pass Disc (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiered in December and the retail release is out in February), it’s possible Episode 1 of Guardians of the Galaxy will be available in late March or early April through digital stores. GameStop also included the description for Guardians of the Galaxy in their listing: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series delivers a brand new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes, the rag-tag band of outlaws who go by the names Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, and set…

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The Most Anticipated Games of 2017

This generation of consoles initially started off lackluster given the glut of remastered last-gen titles and the noticeable lack of new AAA games that actually took advantage of the “next-gen” hardware. However, things really turned around in 2016 with a great deal of titles that catered to fans of indie games and big studio projects. Now that 2016 is almost over, we’re looking forward to what gaming has in store for us in 2017. 2016 seems to have been just the beginning, as next year will provide us with a virtual avalanche of games to play. Initially, this list was only going to cover ten games. However, given the sheer amount of noteworthy titles on the horizon, the list has been expanded to cover 30 titles that gamers would do well to keep on their radar. Like I did for last year’s list, I compiled these entries from answers I gathered on Twitter when I asked my followers what games they were most looking forward to. Also, because I know someone is going to bring it up, I am fully aware that I already listed some of these games in 2016’s list. However, since those titles were delayed, I think…


Fall in Love with Baby Groot All over Again in New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser is Out  A couple of days ago, Telltale announced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series in a world premiere trailer at the Game Awards show. Today, the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released. This is technically the first official trailer for the film, though Director James Gunn unveiled a nearly 90-second sneak peek in October. While the first teaser for the original Guardians made use of Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,”  this Guardians 2 teaser uses “Fox On The Run” by The Sweet. Both songs were released in the U.S. 1974 (though “Hooked on a Feeling” was released abroad a year earlier). “Fox on the Run” is the first hint of what’s in store for the Awesome Mix Vol. 2, which will provide the soundtrack for the film. Check out the glorious trailer below: Once again, the Guardians of the Galaxy team includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). The film also stars Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s father Ego. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017. SOURCE The post Fall in Love…

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Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Confirmed!

Guardians of the Galaxy Confirmed at the Game Awards In 2015 Marvel and Telltale announced a partnership for a game release in 2017, and last month rumors ran rampant when new information surfaced that this game may be Guardians of the Galaxy. Well, it is no longer a rumour as Telltale announced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series in a world premiere trailer at the Game Awards tonight! While no exact release date has been announced, it will launch some time in 2017 and will span five episodes. The series will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices. Given Telltale’s previous work, most recently Batman: The Telltale Series, it’s likely the Guardians of the Galaxy game will be an interactive drama featuring a heavy focus on choice. Here’s how Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner describes it: “In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe. We are always honored to be working with the best creative partners and storytellers in entertainment, and working with Marvel on this series leaves us excited to share…

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The Game Awards 2016 – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Officially Revealed

[embedded content] During one of many world premieres happening at The Game Awards, Telltale’s latest game has been unveiled and confirmed, and it’s none other than Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy! Unfortunately, there’s not a lot that’s shown other than that it’ll be a five-part episodic series, and will be coming to consoles, PC and mobile sometime in 2017.  Go watch the video above to see the first Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ trailer (teaser). Here’s some info straight from Telltale: “The energizing blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides an enormously satisfying space to explore through Telltale’s unique style of interactive storytelling,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe. We are always honored to be working with the best creative partners and storytellers in entertainment, and working with Marvel on this series leaves us excited to share what we’ve been developing when it premieres in 2017.” “With story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better…

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Telltale Announces Guardians of the Galaxy Adventure Game

Tonight at The Game Awards, a short teaser revealed that Telltale’s next big licensed adventure game will be based on Guardians of the Galaxy. Before I play it, I’m gonna need a security band, a quarnex battery, and that guy’s prosthetic leg. The game will be out in 2017. In a press release, Telltale’s Kevin Bruner said that in the game, “players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot’s seat in directing their escapades around the universe.” Advertisement Rumors about this game started up a couple of weeks ago, and tonight’s announcement confirms it: The folks behind other good adventure game series like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands will be tackling Peter Quill’s gang of rogues. When I think about it, Tales from the Borderlands already kind of felt very similar to the recent Marvel adaptation of Guardians, so Telltale should be a good fit for this. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The First Teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Is Here and It's Fantastic (Obviously)

Did you think that all we were getting out of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 today was a shiny new poster? Well, you’d be wrong. And now it’s time to get hooked on a feeling all over again. The first trailer is full of cryptic looks at the team, including Yondu, Nebula, and new costumes for Gamora and Star-Lord, but ends with one solid gag—Drax consoling Star-Lord after a seeming breakup with Gamora. “You just need to find someone who is pathetic, like you.” Awesome. Advertisement Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!