Square Enix reveal Guardians of the Galaxy game at E3 – Gameplay, release date, more

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Coming off the release of Marvel’s Avengers earlier in 2020, Square Enix is back again but this time around will feature a different crew from the Marvel universe.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy will be adapted in video game form developed by Square Enix
  • It will be a single-player focused game
  • It will release on October 26, 2021

While there was a lot to talk about on the first two days of E3 2021, from our first look at the brand new Avatar game being developed to Ubisoft Massive, to more news on the upcoming Halo title, Square Enix brought out a massive announcement.

Having released Marvel’s Avengers back in 2020, the studio has already announced their latest title in the form of an adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, a direct encapsulation of the beloved superhero crew.


They announced the new game with a trailer which you can check out below!

Release date

As well, they have announced that game will release on October 26, 2021 and will be playable on the following platforms.

  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Xbox One
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • PC
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Players will take control of Star Lord in the new game

Features, choices, gameplay, more

They talked about a flurry of features coming with the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy game, and it sounds like this one is going to be a massive improvement on Marvel’s Avengers.

Players will take control of Star Lord, the main character in the series and you will be able to use all of the abilities that are seen within the films, which includes his Elemental Boosters and Jet-boots.

As well, players will have choices to make throughout the game which seem to affect how each of the Guardians is going to interact with you and may affect some of the story outcomes.

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Choices seem to be key in Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the choices they displayed during one of the single-player missions had Star Lord throwing Rocket over a ravine, and a blurb of text appeared over the screen that said “Rocket is furious at you”. So, it looks like there will be some sort of relationship system within the game, and it will be interesting to see how much relationships with other Guardians are within the game.

Combat and gameplay trailer

Along with the trailer that was premiered during E3 2021, they also walked us through one of the campaign missions we will get to play through when it releases.

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Players will get to utilize all of the Guardian’s abilities in this game

Similar to Marvel’s Avengers, you will get to use a flurry of abilities and you can also rely on the other Guardians for help in battle. As well, when Star Lord’s meter reaches a certain threshold, you will be able to use an ultimate move called “Huddle”.

This triggers Star Lord to fly into the air with his classic song playing in the background, making use of his Jet-boots and reigning down fire on enemies. Furthermore, you can view the walkthrough of the mission showcased by Square Enix down below.

More to follow…