Announced at E3 2021, Guardians of the Galaxy is the sequel in the MGU (Marvel Gaming Universe). Recent history has not been so good with Marvel games like Marvel’s: Avengers never achieved the kind of player base developers had hoped for. Now, Square Enix hopes to match the star ship with Guardians of the Galaxy. With the full reveal trailer, gameplay trailer, and insider news available, Guardians looks like a Marvel game that fans can get excited about. Here’s everything we know about Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy released October 26, 2021, for all platforms, with a Cloud version for Nintendo Switch coming the same day. Developed by Eidos Montreal, a subsidiary of Square Enix, Guardians of the Galaxy is a single-player third-person RPG/shooter game. The game was officially revealed at E3 2021 with a 10-minute gameplay trailer to back it up. The developers at Eidos Montreal have been pretty quiet about Guardians until E3. That, or fans didn’t look at the right corner of the galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy will launch on October 26, 2021, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC. There will also be a Cloud version of the game for the Nintendo Switch. Since current generation consoles are still hard to find, you can rest assured that Guardians of the Galaxy will come with a free upgrade from PS4/Xbox One to PS5/Xbox Series X | S
You will not be able to purchase physical copies of Guardians of the Galaxy for Nintendo Switch. It will only be available in digital form through the Switch store. Switching players will not have access to the premium version of the game as it will only be available to them in standard form.
We currently have two trailers to work with – the official reveal trailer (above) and a 10-minute trailer Game trailer is linked here. Both give us a pretty good look at what players can expect from Guardians of the Galaxy. For more, you can also watch a Short video inside.
In Square Enix fashion, Guardians maintains the action/RPG aesthetic with multiple waves of enemies for Star-Lord and his team to defeat. Watching the trailer above may disappoint Marvel fans because Marvel’s: Avengers, worry. However, the two games have their obvious differences. We will highlight these in the next section.
So how will Guardians of the Galaxy play and what makes it different from Marvel’s: Avengers? Firstly, Guardians of the Galaxy is 100% single player. The player will control Star-Lord and cannot switch between characters. Instead, they will use a wheel of choice to launch powerful attacks from their teammates.
For example, while the player uses Star-Lord’s jet boots to fly around the battlefield, while shooting enemies with his elemental blasts, he can activate Drax to take down any enemies. which enemy the player is targeting. So how does this team wheel work, and what do we know about it?
Star-Lord will ALWAYS have Guardians around her. These include Drax, Gammora, Groot, and Rocket. In the bottom right corner of the screen, players will see four of their teammates. They will choose a teammate and then choose a specific move.
Star-Lord’s teammates get hotkeys to Square, Triangle, Circle, and X on the PlayStation controller (as shown in the trailer being played on the PlayStation console). Once selected, the same buttons create hotkeys for four different abilities for that hero. While choosing moves, the battle switches to slow motion, allowing you to think about what to do next. The battle will take place in real time as your teammates will control themselves through AI
When the player uses one of his teammates’ skills, it has a short cooldown. How long this cooldown lasts will probably be determined by the move selected for that champion. Eidos-Montréal has yet to reveal any kind of skill tree mechanics, nor the method of swapping abilities for Star-Lord’s teammates. However, we can expect much to be put into the final product. After all, this is a Square Enix game.
Finally, once Star-Lord and the other Guardians have dealt enough damage, he will be able to activate his Huddle Up ability. You can think of this like the Guardian’s Special ability as Star-Lord leaps into the air, pulls out his iconic cassette player, and unleashes a series of frenzied attacks. Backed up by some of the best rock ‘n’ roll the 1980s had to offer (“Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett is heard in the game trailer), Star-Lord can use the abilities of allies without waiting for the cooldown. Defeating the final enemy in an encounter while Huddle Up is active will end the battle in cinematic fashion.
In addition to combat, Guardians will traverse linear play areas as they move between battles. Otherwise, they would spend their time arguing on the Star Ship. Players will make decisions that, like Mass Effect, affect how the rest of the game plays out.
For example, Drax grabs Rocket by the vest and is ready to throw him across a vast canyon. Star-Lord has the power to prevent Drax from knocking up their furry teammates or let him launch Rocket as a shot. In the gameplay trailer, we see players encouraging Drax to launch Rocket. Then a message pops up saying, “Rocket was furious when you let Drax throw him.” Rocket then refuses to help Star-Lord, another possible decision when Star-Lord tells Drax to release him. Decisions of this kind, according to the developers, will have “obsessively mild” consequences.
Some questions remain that future announcements and trailers can answer. For starters, will players be able to swap teammates or do we commit to using Drax, Gammora, Groot and Rocket? You can watch a video of the content here, in which the developers dive into how to play and develop. Based on dialogue and footage from cutscenes, exploration, and combat, there probably won’t be other Guardians, like Mantis, added to the team.
Games in style Guardians of the Galaxy risk of damage. Repeated encounters and quests cause such titles to suffer and that’s why Marvel’s: Avengers disappointed with the fans. The game looks fun and the soundtrack sounds unbelievable, but that doesn’t change the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy still have to keep players entertained for hours on end. We’re keeping our fingers crossed
Guardians of the Galaxy is a single player game. There’s no sign of multiplayer coming out nor in future content. Because the player exclusively controls Star-Lord, there is no way for another player to join the lobby to play as one of the other Guardians. According to what the developers are saying, it seems that the ability to control another Guardian externally exists in the game code.
Having a successful launch is one thing; keeping the game relevant in the months that followed was a whole different battle. Games from 2020 like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Call of Duty: Warzone still creating new content for players to enjoy. Will Guardians of the Galaxy on par with those titles? The developers at Eidos-Montréal are committed to delivering a full game at launch. There will be no DLC or microtransactions associated with Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Senior Reporting Director Mary DeMarle:
“We’re all gamers and it’s important to us that everything is available when you start the game… it’s important to us that it’s all in the game and you can find it. saw it from day one.”
You can pre-order Guardians of the Galaxy for all platforms other than Nintendo Switch. There are three versions available for pre-order, each with unique rewards. Those are Standard, Deluxe and Cosmic Deluxe versions.
Each version of the game will come with the full game and the Throwback Guardians Outfit Pack as a popular pre-order bonus. But let’s dive into what the other versions will come with.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Premium Edition
The Deluxe version of the game will have:
- The Hits: original video game soundtrack available for digital download tải
- Sun-Lord Skins for Star-Lord
- City-Lord Skins for Star-Lord
- Art of the game: booklet art available for digital download
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Deluxe Edition
The Cosmic Deluxe Edition will have everything mentioned above and come with a SteelBook carrying case featuring original artwork by cartoonist Marco Checchetto.
All of the in-game outfits mentioned above can be unlocked in-game. They are not exclusive to those who pre-order the game. Finally, pre-ordering the game comes with a bonus art book, which should attract the interest of the hardcore. Guardians of the Galaxy fan.