The workforce behind the Deus Ex video games is tackling one of Marvel’s most well-known superhero teams subsequent. At its E3 2021 keynote, writer Sq. Enix revealed that Eidos Montreal, the studio behind video games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is engaged on a game titled merely Guardians of the Galaxy.
The game places gamers in the function of Star Lord (aka Peter Quill) in a third-person action-adventure expertise. In a distinctive twist, Peter might be joined by the relaxation of the Guardians always, with the likes of Groot and Rocket being AI companions. The story takes place a number of years after some type of intergalactic conflict, when the Guardians are nonetheless a comparatively contemporary group, having been collectively for lower than a 12 months.
Eidos additionally says that alternative will play a giant half: as the workforce’s de issue chief, you’ll must make choices that impression the story. Throughout one sequence, as an illustration, you’ll must resolve whether or not to promote Rocket or Groot to some type of monster collector. (Curiously, the Guardians were previously featured in a choice-based adventure game from Telltale back in 2017.) Early gameplay footage reveals a game crammed with large shooter battles, colourful worlds, loads of ‘80s music, bizarre alien monsters, glossy starships, and much of banter.
This isn’t Sq. Enix’s first foray into Marvel, as the writer beforehand launched an Avengers game primarily developed by Crystal Dynamics (Eidos Montreal additionally assisted on that game). Despite a well-received single-player campaign, the game was saddled with live-service components and microtransactions that have been largely criticized. Guardians of the Galaxy, in the meantime, might be totally single-player, with no add-on DLC or microtransactions.
Marvel video games don’t essentially have the strongest monitor file, although that has been slowly altering. Most notably, Sony studio Insomniac launched an excellent take on Spider-Man, and adopted it up with an equally excellent spinoff starring Miles Morales.