Square Enix has announced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game. It’s coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on October 26th. Yep, that’s right, it’s coming later this year.
The game is developed by Eidos Montreal, and although it’s a Marvel property being published by Square Enix, the project doesn’t have all that much in common with Marvel’s Avengers from a gameplay point of view.
Guardians of the Galaxy is a single-player action-adventure game in which you play as Peter Quill himself. You only play as Quill (or Star-Lord). There’s no co-op, no online elements, and no confusing messaging. This is a single-player, narrative-driven game based on the Guardians of the Galaxy property.
While you’ll control Star-Lord for the most part, you’ll also be mostly battling alongside Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon. You control your squad with a character wheel of sorts, in a similar fashion to Atreus in God of War, to choose which abilities they’ll use on the fly during battle.
As far as the story goes, this is a standalone story that is separate from the movies, but the humour that Guardians of the Galaxy is known for has been translated across quite well. There are also narrative choices that you’ll get to make which will impact the story along the way.
One of the things that stood out both in the reveal trailer, and some extended gameplay that we saw is the soundtrack. Just as it needed to be, it’s a fully licensed soundtrack that’s sounding absolutely brilliant. From the reveal trailer, we get to hear “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler among other 80s bangers, which all play when you go into a special finisher mode.
Whilst Marvel’s Avengers was definitely a letdown for a lot of people, this is looking like it’ll be a completely different story, doing away with all of the multiplayer gameplay that was confusing right from the get-go.