We are Groot all over again, just in time for the cinema release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
It’s going to be tricky, playing Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy and hearing different voices to the movie. Yes, Chris Pratt is an unlikely action hero and… actually no, the rest of the casting is perfect. Vin Diesel makes an amazing tree, doesn’t he?
But he doesn’t in the video game version. In the game, the actor faced with the shortest vocabulary – for a speaking role, sure, but to be fair, it’s a good vocabulary for a tree – is a chap called Adam Harrington, who has a bit of a history starring in Telltale’s games.
We’ve also got Scott Porter as Peter ‘Star-Lord’ Quill, Emily O’brien as Gamora, Brandon Paul Eells as Drax the Destroyer, and a little-known actor called Nolan North as the voice of Rocket Raccoon. You might have heard of him.
Expect to see the tried and tested Telltale formula, then – of fast-paced dialogue choices and faster quick-time events, with branching storylines and impactful choices – as the Guardians of the Galaxy head out in the Milano for a new adventure.
There’s some powerful, magical McGuffin that they need to find or deliver or destroy or – look, it’s got a talking Raccoon and an ambulatory tree, set to an awesome 80s soundtrack; who cares what the plot is?
Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and Mac. It will also be available to download from iTunes or the Google Play Store later in the week. A retail season pass version will be available from May 2, 2017 in the US, just in time for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to hit the big screens, and May 5 around the rest of the world.