Thanks to industry insider Jason Schreier, the gaming public “knew”, to some extent, that this was coming. The latest from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal is a single-player action adventure game called Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and is set to release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC on October 26.
The game was unveiled during the recently concluded Square Enix Presents livestream, and showed off an official reveal trailer, which you can watch below:
Unlike Marvel’s Avengers, this game will be a single player affair, with no microtransactions and multiplayer that spelled the doom of Iron-Man and the rest of the crew. Judging by how good the story campaign was for the Avengers, this latest outing could show some promise.
The game overview reads as follows:
Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this third-person action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord, and thanks to your bold yet questionable leadership, you have persuaded an oddball crew of unlikely heroes to join you. Some jerk (surely not you) has set off a chain of catastrophic events, and only you can hold the unpredictable Guardians together long enough to fight off total interplanetary meltdown. Use Element Blasters, tag-team beat downs, jet boot-powered dropkicks, nothing’s off-limits. If you think it’s all going to plan, you’re in for a world of surprises, with the consequences of your actions guaranteed to keep the Guardians on their toes. In this original Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy story, you’ll cross paths with powerful new beings and unique takes on iconic characters, all caught in a struggle for the galaxy’s fate. It’s time to show the universe what you’re made of. You got this. Probably.
– Lead the Guardians of the Galaxy – You play as Star-Lord, so nothing’s off-limits with your bold combat style, from Element Blasters and jet boot-powered dropkicks to tag-team beat-downs. With the Guardians fighting at your side, call the shots and overwhelm your opponents with signature attacks. Meanwhile, the consequences of your decisions will range from light-hearted to downright unexpected as your journey unfolds.
– All-New Story – Your newly-formed band of legendary misfits is set to save the universe in this fresh but faithful take on the Guardians of the Galaxy. Somehow, you set off a chain of catastrophic events, leading to a wild ride through mind-blowing worlds inhabited by iconic and original Marvel characters. Turn up the all-star 80s mixtape and get ready to kick it.
– From Misfits to Heroes – You’re the only thing holding the unpredictable Guardians together, so you’ll have to get better at this leadership thing fast. With this offbeat approximation of a family at your side, there will be tears and laughter as you set about tearing into the cosmos together. Whatever’s waiting around the next corner, you know it’s going to be a riot.
Gameplay was also shown during the reveal:
Overall, the gameplay looks pretty similar, and with October just around the corner, it’s not looking like they can change a lot of it unless a delay happens. Looking at the bright side of things, Marvel’s Avengers should have been a huge lesson for the teams involved, and we’re hoping this one fares much better.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy set to release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC on October 26.