When news broke a few weeks ago that Marvel and Telltale Games are working together for a console game, many fans of both companies were ecstatic. Sadly, the new game won’t be available until 2017, which not only leaves fans plenty of time to speculate but also to focus on current Telltale properties like Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands.
However, in the mean time, we thought it would be fun to think of some well-known, and not-so-well-known Marvel properties that would work well for Telltale Games’ upcoming title. Below are 10 that our writers recommended. Some of the heroes will be familiar, while others will likely be new names for many readers – the goal here is not to rundown the top Marvel properties, but rather the characters we think would lend themselves to Telltale’s sensibilities.
Let’s start with a well-known Marvel property: The Avengers. Based on the huge success Marvel has seen with their Avengers movies and the heroes that make up the team, we wouldn’t be surprised if the superhero team was the focus of the upcoming Telltale game.
If Telltale Games really does build their game around the Avengers, our hope is that they’ll find a way to tell a story through the eyes of multiple characters. To do this, Telltale could follow their established five-episode format, focusing on a different character during the first four episodes, then bringing them together for an epic conclusion in the final episode. To mix things up a little (and increase replayability), Telltale could make each episode a specific mission, and allow players to select the characters they wish to use to complete that mission.
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