Developer Telltale Games has formally announced the release date for the first chapter of “Guardians Of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series.” “Tangled Up In Blue” will have a digital launch come April 18 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android and PC for $4.99.

The studio also announced the release dates for the game’s season pass and its physical disc version – May 2 in the U.S. and May 5 for the rest of the world. With the season pass, players will get to experience the first episode immediately, as well as download new content as it’s released.

Telltale confirms Thanos

Along with the launch date, Telltale was kind enough to post images, confirming the appearance of Thanos, the intergalactic villain who plays a significant role in the Marvel universe. What’s known so far is that the story will revolve around the recovery of a powerful artifact that each hero desires for his own reasons.

The game developer hasn’t dropped extensive details of the plot yet, but an official trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” is reportedly going to be released later this week. The game series has not taken the cast members from the “Guardians” movies on board, as it has favored notable video game voice actors – Nolan North for one – to be part of the cast.

More ‘Guardians’ updates

Released screenshots for the game strongly suggest that “The Telltale Series” is set in its own continuity, although James Gunn’s aesthetic isn’t hard to notice, as the heroes have already come together and Groot is adult-sized. It’s likely the game series takes place during the first film or later in the MCU timeline, although the developer hasn’t confirmed a timeline as of print.

Like other Telltale games, “Guardians of the Galaxy” puts an emphasis on interactivity and a branching narrative that affects your choices within the game. The same can be seen in its “The Walking Dead” series. “Tangled Up In Blue” coincides with the highly anticipated sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which premieres May 5 in theaters.