Not exactly the most well-kept secret in gaming, but Square Enix finally unveiled their upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game developed by Eidos-Montr?al. Based on the popular comic and film franchise of the same name, the extensive footage shown off during Square Enix’s E3 event today did a pretty good job of highlighting that this is a single-player action game without those pesky GaaS hooks that have plagued their other Marvel property (Avengers) since release.
We got to see story and actual gameplay here, as we were introduced to the core cast of Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Racoon, Drax, and what looks like a Devil May Cry-esque combo system that rates your ability to keep long combo strings going. Honestly, I wasn’t particularly excited for this one going into the reveal, but came out the other side of this conference looking forward to the game when it releases later this year.
For more info, check out the reveal trailer, screens, and official press release below.
During the SQUARE ENIX? PRESENTS digital-showcase event, Eidos-Montr?al and SQUARE ENIX today unveiled Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy, a bold third-person narrative action-adventure game which combines original storytelling with electrifying single-player gameplay. Developed by Eidos-Montr?al in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy will release simultaneously on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and on PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021.
Fire up Star-Lord?s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this fresh take on Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with both original and well-known Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
?The Eidos-Montr?al team is honored to have the opportunity to work on such an iconic franchise alongside our trusted collaborators at Marvel Entertainment,? said David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montr?al. ?Our teams are known for revisiting IPs and bringing their own twists and craft to the stories and the art surrounding them. As you will experience, it?s no different for Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy.?
Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy is created by the seasoned Eidos-Montr?al team, working closely with Marvel Entertainment to provide an original and authentic experience inspired by over 50 years of Guardians of the Galaxy lore. Influenced by the comics, this unique spin on the Guardians of the Galaxy will take players on a riotous journey across the stars as Peter Quill and the Guardians unintentionally become the galaxy’s first and last line of defense.
?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, EVP and Head of Marvel Games. ?We are thrilled to collaborate with Eidos-Montr?al 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.?
Master Star-Lord?s dynamic combat style to obliterate foes with his Element Blasters and call on the unique abilities of each Guardian to defeat a wild variety of interplanetary enemies. Also, as self-proclaimed leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, players will engage in select player-choice driven dialogue and interactions between Quill and the Guardians that further strengthens the bonds within this dysfunctional family.
Finally, Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy wouldn?t be complete without a killer soundtrack to rock out to while soaring through space in the Milano. The game is jam-packed with classic 1980s hits and kicking original tracks.
Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PlayStation 5 console, PlayStation 4 console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and PC digital, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. Pre-orders are available now for the Standard and the Deluxe Editions. For full details on pre-order items and more information on Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy, please visit the official website and follow us on social networks.