Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Everything you need to know!

Here is everything you need to know, including the release date and notable features of Marvel’s upcoming flagship game – Guardians of the Galaxy. Keep reading to know more!

Game cover of Guardians of the Galaxy
Official game cover of Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming action-adventure video game. Eidos Montreal is the game’s developer with Square Enix in charge of publishing. The game will be released for all major gaming platforms this fall. It is based on Marvel’s comic book series of the same name. Players will be able to control Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, and engage in various combat sequences. Others such as Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax will be present in the game but under the control of AI. Users will play the game from a third-person perspective.

The aftermath of an interstellar war acts as the game’s primary storyline, with the effects of the war still causing shock waves. All Guardians of the Galaxy are aiming to take advantage by making money as they travel through the world. One of their scams leads to a mishap that eventually has destructive effects. It’s now time for them to face the consequences and fight the situation.

What to expect from this upcoming game!

Peter Quill in Guardians of The Galaxy
Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord (third from right), will be the main controllable character

Square Enix 2021 had the game as one of its showpiece editions, taking a brave step keeping in mind that Marvel’s Avengers did not perform as expected. Furthermore, the game is narrative-based, which could provide more incentive for this decision. The publishers released two trailers, one that focused on gameplay and the other one on the game’s graphics. The trailers did not reveal too much about the game except for a small peek into the storyline.

Here is the game’s official launch trailer :

The game’s primary focus will be combat which will be heavily dependent on teamwork and coordinated attacks. Melee strikes, jumping, dodging, and combos will all be prominent during combat as well. Additionally, there is an option to give a speech to motivate your teammates during combat as well. By picking the correct speech option, teammates will recover faster and get boosts too. This feature will surely provide a good flow to the game and add a fresh element to it as well.

The dialogue options play a major role in the storyline’s outcome as well as combat sequences. Another example of this is when the team faces a lack of funds. The player will have to sell either Rocket or Groot to a buyer (they will be returning soon after). The player’s choice will shape the way that the game moves forward at every critical point. Such choice-based scenarios will play a large part in the game and is an important dynamic.

When will Guardians of the Galaxy release?

Gameplay demo
A still from an early gameplay demo

Marvel Entertainment’s first announcement about teaming up with Square Enix came in January 2017. It was at this time that they revealed plans to produce video games based on comic books in the future, including Marvel’s Avengers. The official reveal happened at E3 2021, which revealed plans for release on all major gaming platforms. It will be released on October 26th, 2021, prior to Halloween. The game will not feature any DLCs and will be micro transaction-free.

Jayanth Andrew

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