The developer behind the mobile franchises like Batman and Game of Thrones, as well as the popular Minecraft: Story Mode, has just announced a huge sale to help with those back-to-school blues. Telltale has produced some great mobile gaming experiences, and aside from those already mentioned, the sale also includes games like The Wolf Among Us, Guardians of the Galaxy, and several from the Walking Dead series.
Telltale should be a familiar developer name to most gamers, especially when considering how much success they have had with their Walking Dead episodic adventure series. If that does not ring a bell, maybe their other popular games will seem more familiar. Suffice to say, Telltale is a big name in the adventure gaming scene. Well, today we learn that they are releasing an all new franchise and game on April 18th titled Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Honestly, the timing couldn't be more perfect. The release of the Guardians of the Galaxy second film -- titled Vol.
There's a new 2D fighter available for Android, and it stars iconic Marvel characters! Now settle down, it's not Marvel Versus Capcom. Nope, this is a new property licensed by Marvel and developed by Kabam, which specializes in that sort of thing. Formerly a browser game, Contest of Champions has an impressive setup for a mobile fighter, with tap and swipe-based gameplay replacing the somewhat impractical on-screen buttons. But once you master the innovative controls, you'll find yourself in familiar freemium territory.
The setup is that The Collector (Benicio Del Toro from Guardians of the Galaxy... not that you'll hear any voice acting in this game) has trapped all the big names from the Marvel comic universe in Pokeballs crystals.
So you know that mixtape that Peter Quill, excuse me—Star-Lord, dances to throughout Guardians of the Galaxy? Well those tunes are currently available on Google Play for free (Update: to people who live in the US). So if you want to be an earthling who feels like a space-traveling superhero who uses these songs to remind him of Earth, now you can do so without spending any money.
Raise your hands if you're excited about Guardians of the Galaxy. Now put them back down, because this is a text-based news story and I can't see you. As usual before a big summer movie, Marvel has released a new mobile game to get fans excited for the upcoming release. But what I'm really excited about is the fact that Marvel published the game itself (instead of outsourcingit toGameloft) without the usual free-to-play trappings. Yup, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Ultimate Weapon is a $5 paid game, with no in-app purchases.
Despite the cutesy Tartakovsky-style graphics, the game is based on the upcoming movie, not the niche comics.