Guardians of the Galaxy Unveiled at E3 2021, Set for October Release Date

With jet boots, an '80s soundtrack, and a rag-tag family of super heroes, Eidos-Montreal's Guardians of the Galaxy has been unveiled.

Square Enix’s E3 conference kicked off with a bang, as they unveiled Guardians of the Galaxy. Players will take on the role of Star Lord in an entirely original story for the Guardians. Developed by Eidos-Montreal, this third-person single-player game will launch on October 26 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and GeForce Now. 

Similar to Marvel’s Avengers – another Square Enix title – the Guardians take on a different look from their cinematic counterparts. However, this is a surprisingly good-looking adaptation, with both Groot, Rocket, and Star Lord realized in in great detail. However, visual design is the only similarity between this and Marvel’s Avengers, as Guardians of the Galaxy is an entirely single-player experience.

You’ll be able to command your team (Groot, Rocket, Drax, and Gamora), as you get yourself in a collection of explosive and exceedingly dangerous situations – and all with a bit of rock’n’roll flare too. With dialogue options, you will form and strengthen bonds with your rag-tag space family, as well. 

Eidos-Montreal, who provided additional work on Marvel’s Avengers and published Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has partnered with Marvel Entertainment to draw inspiration from the Guardians’ expansive lore. While this story is original, it will also treat players to a bunch of recognizable characters. And just as was the case with the ever-popular Guardians of the Galaxy films, the game will come with a stacked playlist of classic 80s rock, from Iron Maiden to KISS.

Stay tuned for more on Guardians of the Galaxy as we learn it. 

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Published Jun. 13th 2021

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