Square Enix Reveals Single-Player Guardians of the Galaxy Game

Square Enix kicked off its digital E3 livestream with a massive bang, announcing Guardians of the Galaxy, coming out on the 26th of October 2021. Not only is this a third-person single-player adventure, but it will also be free of DLC or microtransactions.

Square Enix Reveals Single-Player Guardians of the Galaxy Game cover

Eidos-Montréal, the developer behind the Deus Ex games, is back as the sole team behind Guardians of the Galaxy. The game will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW. After doing just collaborative work with Crystal Dynamics on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Avengers in recent years, the Canadian-based developer is back behind the driver’s seat.

This single-player action-adventure game joins you with a new version of Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot, on a third-person campaign featuring fast-paced combat and decision-based storytelling. During the Square Enix Presents, we were treated to a full trailer, first look at gameplay, and a deep dive that also includes various editions and pre-order content.

On the Square Enix press release, the game’s described as: 

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.

What’s a surprise, almost as big as the game itself, is how different its format and release are compared to Square Enix’s other Marvel superhero game, Marvel’s Avengers. Instead of a multiplayer, live-service hub of controversy, Eidos-Montréal promises a “single-player, story-driven” fresh take on the Guardians, playing as Peter Quill (and no one else), “as you try to lead this band of misfits”. No micro-transactions, no battle passes, no DLC, all story. Nice!

This Guardians of the Galaxy game is but one of many fantastic game announcements we’ve had at E3. During the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, we finally got a trailer showing the Starfield release date.

(Video by Gamer’s Little Playground.)

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