Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy episode 2, 'Under Pressure,' is coming in June

Episode 1 of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series did not make a super-good impression: "A meandering introduction" to a cast we're already familiar with, we said in our review, and "a poor fit for Telltale's simple quicktime events and stiff dialogue sequences." Can the second episode, entitled "Under Pressure," turn things around? Telltale announced today that June 6 is when we'll find out. 

"In 'Under Pressure,' the Guardians just can't seem to outrun the past (or their tab), but if they figure out how to control the untold power of their mysterious new relic, they might not have to," the studio said. "With help from dubious old friends and unwilling new allies, Star-Lord and company scour the galaxy for answers. But how long can they elude the genocidal maniac hunting them? And will simmering tensions finally tear the team apart?" 

Episode 2 will also apparently feature some revelations about Rocket Raccoon's history, and if Marvel Games executive creator director Bill Rosemann is to be believed, there may even be a tear or two jerked, too. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.