Could the video game be redemption for Marvel following the mixed reaction to last year's 'Marvel's Avengers'?
Marvel Games and Square Enix have unveiled the trailer for their new video game that has been rumoured for quite some time - 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy'.
Off the bat of the tepid reaction from reviewers and fans of 2020's 'Marvel's Avengers', the production have seemingly gone for a much different route this time around, which will hopefully make for a more enjoyable playing experience.
While the previous release saw you be able to play as each of the members of the Avengers team (such as Captain America or Black Widow), this time around it will be a single-player affair, where you only get to play as one character. The leader of the Guardians, Star-Lord, complete with his elemental blasters and jet boots, will be the main protagonist. However, as the game progresses, you will be able to access the special powers of his team mates Groot, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax the Destroyer.
Of course, 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' wouldn't be the same without a killer soundtrack, and so Star-Lord and his tape recorder will feature throughout the experience. You'll also be able to use music during battle sequences in order to raise your team's morale. Expect plenty of witty quips - and a purple llama - along the way too.
According to Marry DeMarle, the executive narrative director at Eidos-Montreal, the storyline: "Takes place several years after a massive galactic war where the universe is still dealing with the repercussions of that.
"Enter Peter Quill and his money-making scheme of gathering together a group - they've been active a little while now - of would-be heroes for hire. They're hoping to make a quick buck as they adventure and rediscover the joy of life in this new universe. During one of their escapades, because of a silly bet between two of them, they may or may not cause a very small accident to happen that eventually takes on a life of its own and gets bigger and bigger and sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will threaten the universe if the Guardians don't take responsibility and stand up to it."
"Eventually the Guardians will have to become the last line of defence against a mysterious order that is out to annihilate anyone who refuses to bow to their convictions."
For those wondering whether this game is part of the 'Marvel's Avengers' universe may be disappointed (or pleased) to know that this is not related to the previous video game, and is a standalone creation. You can read the full breakdown of the new game over on Entertainment Weekly.
Here's the first trailer for the video game, with 11 minutes of gameplay footage below too.
'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' will be released on October 26 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.