Today Square Enix reached out via press release to share a new video of its upcoming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game.
Music has always been an important aspect of Guardians of the Galaxy, and it appears that the game is no exception.
The game includes an orchestral score, an all-star mixtape of licensed ‘80s tracks, and an original rock album. The orchestral score is composed by BAFTA-nominated composer Richard Jacques and recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studio.
The licensed tracks include some from Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, and Hot Chocolate, with more that will be revealed down the line.
Last, but not least, we’ll finally get to hear the band that inspired the “Star-Lord” name in action, recreated specifically for the game.
In the video, we get commentary from Steve Szczepkowski, Senior Audio Director at Eidos-Montréal. The press release included an additional comment:
“Music is intrinsic to the Guardians’ franchise, and we wanted to make it focal to the gameplay experience. The soundtrack is infused in the DNA of the game, and our use of it goes far beyond usual expectations. Whether it’s powering up combat in the Huddle or bringing Star-Lord’s favourite band to life, every element was carefully woven into the lore to enhance the story of this rock and roll band of misfits.”
You can watch the video below.
“Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this 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 both original and well-known Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is created by the seasoned Eidos-Montréal team, working closely with Marvel Entertainment to provide an original and authentic experience inspired by over 50 years of Guardians of the Galaxy lore. Influenced by the comics, this unique spin on the Guardians of the Galaxy will take players on a riotous journey across the stars as Peter Quill and the Guardians unintentionally become the galaxy’s first and last line of defense.
Master Star-Lord’s dynamic combat style to obliterate foes with his Element Blasters and call on the unique abilities of each Guardian to defeat a wild variety of interplanetary enemies. Also, as 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.
Finally, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy wouldn’t be complete without a killer soundtrack to rock out to while soaring through space in the Milano. The game is jam-packed with classic 1980s hits and kicking original tracks.”