How close are the Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon and Groot? So close that they count as one character in their big Marvel Puzzle Quest debut.

With D3Publisher so up on adding Marvel characters to their popular puzzle RPG they've already got the new female Thor in the mix, I'm surprised it's taken this long for the Guardians of the Galaxy to make an appearance. The movie's two most popular characters team up in November 26th's episode, "Meet Rocket & Groot", with a versus tournament featuring the pair schedule two days later.

The duo provides a nice mix of healing and assault to players' teams, freeing up a space for another upcoming Guardians character, the green-skinned Gamora. She'll be a reward in the second running of the Rocket and Groot episode, which kicks off December 1.

Having recently upgraded to an iPad Air 2 without backing up my data, I'm playing the damn game all over again. Hopefully I'll be able to secure the pair of heroes without spending any money on premium hero picks.