Telltale's "Guardians of the Galaxy" will have characters who are not on the Guardians team
Official illustration of Star-Lord from Telltale's "Guardian of the Galaxy." Marvel/Telltale

Several major reveals about the upcoming Telltale’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” game were brought up at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) on March 10. The given hints are crucial factors that will make the game portray the comic game rework correctly.

New characters

During the recently concluded PAX East event, Telltale Games and Marvel’s head of games Bill Rosemann gave the crowd a few hints on what to look forward to in the upcoming Telltale game. He first mentioned about a new character that will join Star-Lord’s rowdy crew.

Rosemann said that the game will include a female character who is not yet seen outside of comic books and is relatively new to Marvel. Both Rosemann and Telltale’s head of communications, Job Stauffer, have kept their mouths shut as to who this new female character would be.

Telltale also said at the event, as quoted by The Beat, that there will be characters who aren’t on the Guardians team in this story. It can possibly be anyone from the Marvel franchise since its so-called “Marvel Universe” is so vast that connecting one Marvel title to another is highly possible in the form of a crossover.

Voice cast revealed

The Telltale team has also announced the main voice cast that it has chosen for the game. The leader of the group, Peter Jason Quill, more famously known as Star Lord, will be voiced by “Dear John’s” Matthew Scott Porter.

On another note, “The Young and the Restless” actress Emily O’Brien will voice the femme fatale Gamora in the game. Actor Nolan North will also be joining the team not as Nathan Drake of “Uncharted,” but as the mischievous Rocket.

Accompanying North with his Rocket character is Telltale and Riot’s favourite voice actor, Adam Harrington. He will be doing the infamous one-liner “I am Groot” by none other than the character Groot.

To complete the list of this band of misfits, Brandon Paul Eells will voice Drax. Eells, who is both an actor and voice actor known for his work in “Watch Dogs,” has confirmed his participation in the game through his Twitter account. (See Twitter post at bottom of article.)

Premiere release

The final reveal was an upcoming event that the abovementioned game will once again be highlighted in. Fans who will be present at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) from March 10 to 19 will be able to attend premiere crowd play of episode one of Telltale’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” series.

Its screening will be on March 17 at SXSW in Austin, Texas, at the Paramount Theater. Doors for the Telltale’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” premiere play will be opening at 6:30 p.m in the US.