Square Enix developing Guardians of the Galaxy game
During its E3 presentation, Square Enix announced that they have a Guardians of the Galaxy game in the works. Developed by Eidos Montreal, the game is set to be released in the Fall
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will have players taking on the role of Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, as he leads the rag-tag bunch of cosmic misfits during their first year together.
“The Eidos-Montréal 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-Montréal. “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.”
“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-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.”
As part of the presentation, Square Enix showed off some gameplay, showing off some dialogue choices as the team bickered with each other. In addition, both trailers took a page from the MCU GotG films by featuring some classic tunes.
The songs themselves look to be integrated into gameplay. In one scene, Star-Lord uses his Walkman to launch a special attack, while Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” plays in the background. (Read: Suicide Squad video game revealed at DC FanDome)
In addition, Square Enix stated that the game will pull from “over 50 years of Guardians of the Galaxy lore.“ This includes nods to the original comics such as Star-Lord’s element blaster—something not seen in the films.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26. Both Standard and Deluxe editions of the game are already available for pre-order on the official site.
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