Eidos-Montreal posted a new developer video in which they talk about the character design of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. After introducing the game to the world at E3 in June, this new video The designs of the main members of the particular Outlaw Team are explored: Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill), Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. With Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, players will be able to experience a new take on the iconic Guardians.
The New Guardians: a hybrid between the comics and the MCU
Behind-the-scenes commentary from Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc, artistic director of Eidos-Montreal, confirm that they have taken great care in the design of each character. All this to strike a balance between the huge Marvel universe and the original story of the game. Bruno explains that the more rocker, more pirate side of the self-proclaimed leader of the Guardians inspired Star-Lord’s risky appearance.
“When designing the Guardians, it was essential for us that they were true to the story we had built. And at the same time, that all Guardians of the Galaxy fans could recognize them right now. To create the new look for this dysfunctional yet fun family, we took inspiration from the Marvel comics and the background we created for them.“
The appearance of Drax the Destroyer His vast combat experience is clear, and every Katatian scarification on his body represents a victory. Bruno comments that his design is also tied to his home planet, Katath, where the architecture reflects the circular nature of Drax’s combat tributes. The character design team also created a strong and robust look for Gamora, the deadliest woman in the galaxy. They took inspiration from the comics for her striking black and white outfit, then added some deadly embellishments so she could be ready for action anytime.
Finally, Bruno explains that the relationship between the characters also affected visual decisions. A good example, Rocket wears a Groot jewel on the goatee which represents the friendship between them. These interconnected designs also allow them to work in unison in combat, because thanks to the harness that Groot wears on his back, Rocket can use his friend as a turret.