With a series that has multiple characters, it would be easy to think that someone would slap multiplayer onto it in a dull fashion. Thankfully, Eidos is sticking to a pure single-player cinematic experience, worthy of the Marvel name. Honestly, after Avengers, it is a relief to hear.
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.
“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.”
Various gameplay systems were shown, including the ability to take on unique foes with Star-Lord’s iconic weapons and by calling on the abilities of each guardian. Interestingly, the game looks like a choice-driven experience, with critical moments letting you choose how Star-Lord responds. It reminded me of the Telltale GOTG game, where the choices change your experience and your team-members view of you.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Guardians of the Galaxy game without a fantastic retro soundtrack featuring classic 1980’s hits and completely original tracks. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on October 26, 2021.