We’re Holding Out for a Hero Named Peter Quill in Square Enix’s New Guardians of the Galaxy Game

During Square Enix’s presentation, they revealed the first trailer for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. 

We’re Holding Out For a Hero Named Peter Quill in Square Enix’s New Guardians of the Galaxy Game

Based on the trailer and the stunning gameplay revealed during the presentation, it is quite clear that the team behind Guardians of the Galaxy has created something that is wholly their own. The game is not based on the likenesses of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy cast and it takes liberties with the stories we all love and know from the comics. 

Deviating from Marvel's Cinematic Universe allows players to live out their own Star-Lord-shaped dreams as they take on Lady Hellbender.

Credit: Marvel/Square Enix

Eidos-Montréal’s Guardians of the Galaxy is part of a multiple-game agreement with Marvel, which includes Marvel's Avengers. It is a single-player, third-person adventure game that allows you to play as Peter Quill.

As the self-proclaimed leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, players will engage in select player-choice driven dialogue and interactions between Quill and the Guardians that further strengthens the bonds within this dysfunctional family. Your light-hearted and haunting decisions will affect the story that you experience. 

“A distinct mix of sci-fi, family drama, and rock n’ roll attitude with an edgy aesthetic is the foundation for our Guardians franchise”, said Jay Ong, EVP and Head of Marvel Games. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Eidos-Montréal knowing they are the team that can deliver on this core promise. The team’s laser-focused vision for our beloved band of misfits shines in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We are excited for our fans to play it this October.”

Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe.

You got this. Probably.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is coming October 26, 2021, on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Pre-orders are available now for the Standard and the Deluxe Editions. 

Maggie Lovitt is a writer at Wealth of Geeks where she covers her favorite topics: Star Wars and pop culture nerdery.

In her free time, she is also a novelist, screenwriter, actor, and member of the Screen Actors Guild.