Game news E3 2021: Guardians of the Galaxy – release date, MCU, next gen, gameplay … we take stock
The Guardians of the Galaxy never really established themselves in video games, with the exception of the interactive adventure produced by Telltale Games in 2017. This team of colorful characters from the Marvel team and finally known for their appearance in the MCU (for Marvel Cinematic Universe) resumes service on behalf of Square Enix.
- What is the Guardians of the Galaxy release date?
- Is the Guardians of the Galaxy game part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
- What is Guardians of the Galaxy Gameplay?
- Is Guardians of the Galaxy a game-as-a-service?
- What are the studios behind Guardians of the Galaxy?
What is the Guardians of the Galaxy release date?
Knowing the release date of a video game when it has just been announced is not common in the video game industry, although it has become more common in recent years. It is, in fact, Square Enix’s strategy that, during its special E3 2021 conference, formalizes the existence of a new adaptation in the comic book video game based on Marvel’s Avengers, while also revealing the latter’s launch day. Guardians of the Galaxy, developed by Eidos Montreal Studios, will be released on October 26, 2021 on Nintendo Switch (streaming), PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S /.
Is the Guardians of the Galaxy game part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Lots of people discovered Guardians of the Galaxy when the James Gunn film of the same name came out and released in theaters in 2014. The MCU (for Marvel Cinematic Universe) has become, so to speak, a showcase for the American comic book publisher. It is therefore natural to question the connections between the various adaptations of the Guardians of the Galaxy, be they cinema and / or video games. Like Marvel’s Avengers, which is completely free from MCU and even comics, Guardians of the Galaxy game has nothing to do with movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is planned for May 2023 and is developing its own universe.
So don’t expect to find some familiar faces in Guardians of the Galaxy Square Enix. The Chara design presented by Eidos Montreal differs in many ways from the previous iterations of the characters, even if the latter remain recognizable at first glance. Artists and scriptwriters inevitably take inspiration from the original material, here comics, for the visuals and even films for the general tone of the work. However, The studios want to offer an original story that begins a year after Guardians of the Galaxy was founded.
What is Guardians of the Galaxy Gameplay?
Guardians of the Galaxy is presented as a 100% third-person single-player action game. Therefore no multiplayer mode is expected. Eidos Montreal opts for a linear and rhythmic adventure in semi-open areas rather than open worlds that encourage exploration. However, the combat, similar to that of Marvel’s Avengers, and the narrative dimension make up the bulk of the gaming experience presented by the studios. During clashes, Peter Quil can target enemies with a single touch and easily command other members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In addition, the story, which is structured around the interactions between the characters, develops according to a system of decisions with consequences that are classified as lasting. The decisions of the players should change the course of the story. Finally, the developers mention a few basic elements from role-playing games. Guardians of the Galaxy incorporate several light RPG mechanics to refine the gameplay while staying mainstream.
Is Guardians of the Galaxy a game-as-a-service?
Marvel’s Avengers is a game as a service in the purest tradition with its many content updates, new playable characters, expansions like the latest War for Wakanda and microtransactions … cosmetic or not. We could rightly assume that this new project, born of the collaboration between Square Enix and Marvel, would follow the example of its predecessor, but it is exactly the opposite. Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Eidos Montreal Studios as a complete solo experience, which in this case is one and indivisible. So there is no talk of DLC and even less of Season Pass, even if this has yet to be confirmed in the few months that separate us from the game’s release.
What are the studios behind Guardians of the Galaxy?
Guardians of the Galaxy is not supported by Crystal Dynamics, the main studios that are responsible for the development of Marvel’s Avengers and, by the way, are behind the modern Tomb Raider trilogy (Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider). This new adaptation of the adventures of Star Lord & Co. returns to Eidos Montreal, Structure that worked on Marvel’s Avengers as well as the aforementioned Lara Croft epics, but best known for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Guardians of the Galaxy trailer
Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on October 26, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S /.
By Silent_Jay, Journalist igamesnews.com