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Guardians of the Galaxy Game Announced by Square Enix at E3

June 13, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Guardians of the Galaxy The Game

The previously rumored Guardians of the Galaxy video game was made official this weekend during the online-only, digital E3 event and announced by Square Enix. The title is currently being developed as a third-person action-adventure game by Eidos Montreal and is due out later this year. you can check out the official reveal trailer below.

The new game appears to be heavily inspired by the MCU films written and directed by James Gunn, along with the run of the team from the comics that started in 2008 from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Based on the trailer, players will primarily play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. Other characters who appear in the trailer include Cosmo the Spacedog and Mantis.

The trailer also offers the first look at actual gameplay, where it looks like players will be controlling Star-Lord, but they will be fighting alongside the other Guardians during missions. Eidos Montreal also released a deep dive on the game and an extended 11-minute look at gameplay footage, which you can see below. Eidos Montreal Senior Producer Olivier Proulx describes Guardians as a “single-player, story-driven, action-adventure game.”

As Star-Lord, it appears it is Quill’s job to lead the team. And it appears there will be narrative-driven dialogue options, similar to Mass Effect or The Witcher 3 in the game. Considering this is a single-player, story-driven game, that already makes this game a bit different than what the maligned 2020 Avengers video game was going for.

In the extended gameplay section, the Guardians are working on a heist to rip-off the monster queen named Lady Hellbender. As Peter Quill, players will then get to decide how they utilize Groot or Rocket during the scheme. They then head to planet Seknarf Nine, where they have a rough landing.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set for an October 26 release. It will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC.