During the Square Enix Presents E3 2021 showcase, Square and Eidos-Montreal announced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, another third-person action game based on a popular Marvel franchise. Unlike Marvel’s Avengers, however, Guardians will be focused on single player only. It’s coming October 26, 201 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Although the Guardians feature a diverse cast of heroes (including a talking racoon and a giant tree) you’ll play the entire game as the quippy human leader, Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. Star-Lord is a mobile, tech-savvy hero who can fly with rocket boots and blast enemies with his dual elemental guns, a nod to his comic book weapons. As the leader of the Guardians, Star-Lord can also call upon his teammates to unleash different attacks.

For a deeper look at gameplay, Eidos Montreal uploaded a first look video.

As heard in the Marvel Studios films, music will play a large role in the storytelling, although this version of Quill is apparently a bit younger, preferring 80s pop music to the 70s hits from the films.

“A distinct mix of sci-fi, family drama, and rock n’ roll attitude with an edgy aesthetic is the foundation for our Guardians franchise”, said Jay Ong, Head of Marvel Games. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Eidos-Montréal knowing they are the team that can deliver on this core promise. The team’s laser-focused vision for our beloved band of misfits shines in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We are excited for our fans to play it this October.”

Like Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix lacks the actor rights, so if you’re mostly familiar with the Marvel films, the character look a bit off. Unlike Avengers, Guardians aims to be a single player, story-focused game, including making choices for the team and the story.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will release on October 26, 2021 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. It’s rated T for Teen.


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