(Probably) save the universe with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

A new Marvel video game has entered the arena, and it’s thankfully Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Revealed during today’s Square Enix E3 2021 showcase, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a collaboration between the Japanese publishing giant and the folks at Eidos Montreal, not to mention Marvel itself. Based on the comic books, this unique telling of the Guardians’ story will take the form of a third-person action-adventure title. From the sounds of things, it will also be single player, which is something that this author appreciates.

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.

Based on what we read, this game will task us with playing as Peter ‘Star-Lord’ Quill, while calling on the other Guardians for specialized support. We’ll also get to mould the story, by selecting from choice-based dialogue between Starlord and his allies.

“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.”

Square Enix promises a memorable 80s soundtrack, as well as action-packed gameplay that will challenge players to master Star-Lord’s ‘dynamic combat abilities’ and his Element Blasters. Those, combined with the other Guardians’ unique abilities, will allow you to pummel and destroy interplanetary enemies.

“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.”

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (digital) and GeForce Now streaming. When? October 26th, 2021.