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Marvel Entertainment and Telltale Games will team up for a new video game set for release in 2017. The announcement made in San Francisco came with a simple teaser image and no information regarding the content of the new game.

"We're excited to reveal an all-new partnership with the incredible team at Marvel Entertainment," said a Telltale blog post. "We'll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017!

"As always, stay tuned here for the latest news and details on this and all of our upcoming projects as they become available."

Marvel had even less to say on their website, posting only the image below with a simple headline.

What though could the game be about? Obviously Marvel have a rich and incredibly deep history of stories and characters to be mined by Telltale – who have also made games based on TV shows The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Telltale's game could also link into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the sprawling interconnected series of films which this weekend launches Avengers: Age of Ultron. Could Marvel use games like this to fill a few of the storyline gaps, or even continue the adventures of characters like Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter?

The possibilities are endless. The game could also be its own story, which would give the Telltale team a huge amount of freedom to explore the Marvel lore and tell the story they want.

Telltale already have a huge amount on their plate. Tales of the Borderlands and Game of Thrones are ongoing series, a third season of The Walking Dead is incoming and they're also working on a game based on Minecraft.