Thursday, July 29, 2021

It’s Showtime, A-Holes: ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ Releases October 26th

This October, Guardians of the Galaxy fans are going to have a new way to enjoy their favorite dysfunctional space-traveling team of heroes-for-hire as long as they have PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or PC. Players will have a chance to suit up as ex-space pirate Star Lord to take on various foes across the universe while leading the rest of the Guardians in the single-player, third-person adventure game.

Developed by Eidos-Montréal in partnership with Square Enix and Marvel, the game aims to make players really feel like they’re actually Star Lord, rather than just controlling the character. The game will apparently pull lore from both the comics and movies, though the games’ version of the Guardians is an entirely new interpretation of the misfit family. Comic readers will appreciate the visual design of Peter Quill in the game, however — complete with blonde-coiffed hair and a red leather jacket adorned with 80’s-style pins and patches.

As the leader of the gang, players will be calling the shots when it comes to the combat and team movement. This game will feature a system Eidos-Montréal calls “choice and consequence” which is exactly what it sounds like. Players will have the opportunity to makes choices as Star Lord, but those choices will have consequences: some expected and as planned, some not seeing as the rest of the Guardians mostly autonomous. The core parts of the story will be the same for all players across all platforms, but the relationship between the Guardians and the adventure itself will be effected by player choices.

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And what Guardians of the Galaxy iteration would be complete without a stellar soundtrack? The good news for the fans who enjoy the Guardians’ taste in music as much as the stories that involve these characters – Eidos-Montréal licensed 30 songs to use throughout the game, including Iron Maiden, New Kids on the Block, KISS, and more.

Check out ten minutes of gameplay here, and start getting ready to “kick names and take ass” by pre-ordering here in multiple different formats, including two different deluxe versions that include extras for the game and some goodies for the player. And remember: you got this. Probably.

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Hannah
Hannah has been telling her mom it's not just a phase since discovering Marvel, Sailor Moon and Star Wars as a young child. Since then the amount of fandoms that consume her attention has only grown, and her passion for sharing those interests with others. She lives in Colorado and is mom to four cats and one horse. Her “core four” fandoms are Marvel, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, with a special place in her heart for anything spooky. Find her on twitter @amazingspidrhan

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