Telltale Games & Marvel Entertainment Officially Announce “Guardians of the Galaxy” Video Game Partnership!

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Telltale Games & Marvel Entertainment have announced that in 2017, they will be releasing Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. The series will contain five episodes, which will begin to roll out next year for PC, consoles, and mobile devices.

When discussing the upcoming collaborative effort with Marvel, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games Kevin Bruner stated, “In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Games 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.” Hopefully this means that we’ll get to see the game from the perspective of all members of the team! You can check out the teaser for the series below. For more on Telltale’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game, and for all your gaming news, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

EXTENDED LOOK – Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier + Release Date!

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Last night at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, the first official gameplay trailer was premiered for Telltale’s highly anticipated continuation of their Walking Dead franchise. Now, players can get a first look at part 1 of the two-part season opener: “A New Frontier.”

With updated graphics and some new faces, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Games Series is back & better than ever! Players will now experience the game from the perspective of Javier, who, as seen in the trailer, will encounter fan favorites during his travels. Both parts 1 & 2 will release on December 20th in an explosive premiere. You can check out the trailer for “A New Frontier” below, and for all your Walking Dead news and gaming reviews, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

Monster Jam: Crush It! Announced for Xbox One & PS4!

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GameMill Entertainment has announced that they will be bringing an all-new video game based on the competitive monster truck franchise Monster Jam to the Xbox One & PlayStation consoles! The game, titled Monster Jam: Crush It! will release digitally along with select retailers on October 25. The game features 24 official vehicles, featuring the likes of Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, and Zombie! For more on Monster Jam: Crush It! when it releases, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

ReCore Launch Trailer: An Exciting New IP from Xbox

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Xbox has released a trailer for their upcoming adventure game ReCore. The trailer shows off a little gameplay, and truly conveys the idea that ReCore will be Microsoft’s next big cinematic adventure, hopefully similar in pacing to that of Quantum Break. The game will launch on Xbox One & Windows 10 on September13 at $39.99. For more on ReCore and for all your gaming news & reviews, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

Batman: Episode 1 NextGenerationGamer Review

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Telltale Games has officially outdone themselves with the release of their newest title Batman: The Telltale Series. From the second the episode began all the way through its nearly 2 hour runtime, I have to  say that I have never been happier or more into one of Telltale’s titles than I have with this game. The game starts by throwing you into a crime taking place in the beautifully portrayed Gotham City. The game really makes the player feel as if they are controlling Batman’s every move, as he fights all of the opponents we see in the opening scene. The game’s first 30 minutes fly by, as we get to see Gotham from both the perspectives of the Caped Crusader and the billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne.

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While the Batman segments of the game are extremely intense, and offer scenes similar to what you may find in the movies, the Bruce Wayne half really pushes the humanity of the universe on you, as you find yourself making some very weighted decisions. You are given the choice to stay to your roots and honor your parents, or work alongside a feared crime boss with many connections in Gotham. The game’s narrative will most definitely throw players for a whirl, as many unexpected twists and turns occur, along with many secrets being revealed about Bruce Wayne’s family in Episode 1.

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The first episode also does an incredible job of introducing us to Telltale’s unique take on Gotham City. The environment looks beautiful alongside the new and improved visuals of the game, and it is the most graphically unique game from the developers since The Wolf Among Us. Telltale has upgraded their engine for Batman: The Telltale Series, and the game runs smoother than any of their previous titles. There are also many scenes where you can really see the beauty and detail in the game, like a part later on in the episode where we find Batman standing atop a roof in the rain. These moments really add to the already great experience, and help in making this the best Batman game available on the Xbox One so far.

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Batman: The Telltale Series perfectly balances action, storytelling, and detective work to a point where no one aspect of the game feels as if it overshadows the others. I loved getting the chance to fight crime and plan my attacks via drone as Batman, and I thoroughly enjoyed the crime-solving aspects of the first episode from his perspective as well. However, being able to control Bruce Wayne as he talks with Harvey Dent, Jim Gordon, and the reporters of Gotham during press conferences is something I as a player have never had the chance to do before. Seeing the world through Bruce Wayne’s eyes opened up Telltale to a whole new way of storytelling, allowing players like myself to see how the decisions made by both Bruce and Batman can affect their other half.

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Overall, I have to say that Batman: The Telltale Series is, by far, the best singular episode ever released by the Telltale Games team. From what I have seen so far, this game is shaping up to be my favorite episodic game series I have ever played. Telltale Games does an incredible job of bringing us a brand new story with a more mature tone, while still keeping all the famous characters from the Batman license true to form. I can’t wait to dive into the next episodes of the series, For more on Batman: The Telltale Series, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

Batman: Arkham VR Official Price Found on Amazon!

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Some new details have emerged about Rocksteady’s highly-anticipated virtual reality Batman game. According to Amazon’s listing of the upcoming Batman: Arkham VR, the game will be priced at $19.99. The game will focus on Batman as he hopes to solve and avenge the murder of Nightwing. As new details come forward about this game, we’ll make sure to keep you updated! For more on Batman: Arkham VR, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

Red Dead Redemption Coming to Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility July 8th!

Rockstar Games has announced on their official Twitter account that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption will be making its way to Xbox One consoles via the backwards compatibility program on July 8th! For those of you who have yet to play the game, it is currently on sale for $7.50 as a part of Xbox’s summer sale! For more on Red Dead Redemption, and for all your gaming news, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

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