Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale SeriesÂ is anÂ episodicÂ graphic adventureÂ video gameÂ series developed and published byÂ Telltale Games. Based onÂ Marvel Comics'Â Guardians of the GalaxyÂ comic book series, the game's first episode was released in April 18, 2017. The plot centers on the Guardians finding an artifact of great power that each individually covets, but must protect it from the malicious Kree Hala the Accuser who wants it for herself Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Tell-tale Series delivers a brand new story of the universe's unlikeliest heroes, the rag-tag band of outlaws who go by the names Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artefact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milano to Know here and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, this five-part episodic series puts you in the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, told in the unique and award-winning Tell-tale style, where your decisions and actions will drive the path of the story you experience. On the outskirts of an long abandoned planet, the Guardians receive a call from theÂ Nova CorpsÂ asking them to help defeatÂ ThanosÂ (Jake Hart). After being shot down by the mad titan's ship, they arrive at a Kree outpost where they find him in the lower section of the building, the Nova Corps having been killed during the battle. In the lower section of the building, Thanos finds an artifact called the Eternity Forge and claims it for his own. The Guardians engage him in battle, ending with Star-Lord (Scott Porter) killing him with a weapon created byÂ RocketÂ (Nolan North). They celebrate atÂ Knowhere, where several members of the team consider leaving. The following morning, they wake up to find that they are in debt of a large bar tab. After deciding to sell Thanos' body to either the Nova Corps orÂ the Collector, Star-Lord considers also handing over the Eternity Forge, but decides to keep it after witnessing a flashback with his mother (Courtenay Taylor). After handing the body over, the Guardians are attacked by Kree forces lead byÂ Hala the AccuserÂ (Faye Kingslee). After she steals the Eternity Forge away from them, Star-Lord chases after her, with eitherÂ GamoraÂ (Emily O'Brien) orÂ Drax(Brandon Paul Elis). Onboard, they discover the bodies of thousands of Kree soldiers and learn that Hala intends to resurrect them and her son, Bal-Dinn (Johnny Yong Bosch). She mortally wounds Star-Lord, but he and his partner escapes with the Forge when the other Guardians arrive. Making it on board, Star-Lord dies from his injuries, only to be brought back to life by the Forge Guardians of the GalaxyÂ plays similar to other Telltale games, in which the player's character talks to other characters, explore environments and interact with objects within it, and at times, complete action sequences made up ofÂ quick time events. Players make choices, such as dialog selection, that create determinants within the story affecting later actions within the episode and in future episodes. Within the series, the player primarily plays asÂ Star-Lord, but may at times briefly take the role of another Guardian during action sequences, or, during specific times, play as another character in a flashback.