The Guardians of the Galaxy will return this year but not with a new movie, but with an AAA video game from Eidos Montreal, creators of Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the Deus Ex games. But unlike its sister game, Crystal’s Marvel’s Avengers Dynamics, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a single player, focused on the story and starring Star-Lord.
Today, on the blog of PlayStation, Jean-Francois Dugas, Senior Creative Director of Eidos-Montréal, has explained the origin of his Guardians of the Galaxy, their background and the story that precedes them before the adventure that we will play on October 26 on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch (Cloud Version).
Marvel gave Eidos carte blanche with their Guardians of the Galaxy game, so the Canadian team researched all the comics, movies, and series to understand the essence of the characters. The game will start 12 years after the start of the Galactic War that the Chitauri started, devastating the Galaxy.
The Chitauri arrived on Earth, killing Meredith, Peter Quill’s mother, and kidnapping the young man, as he is son of J’Son, king of the planet Spartax. After four years in captivity, he escapes with the help of Yondu and joins the Saquadors, participating in the war helping the Kree resistance against the Chitauri.
Years later he says goodbye to the Reavers and forms the Guardians of the Galaxy as heroes for hire in the war-torn galaxy, his chance to start from scratch.
“Our approach to the design of Star-Lord was to go for a space pirate style with some key elements of his story. When he was little, Peter was a huge fan of a rock band that was called precisely … Star-Lord! that’s where his cosmic name came from, and his passion for the band can be seen in its design. For example, in the patch on the back of the jacket. “
“Peter Quill remembers his time on Earth with great nostalgia and this is reflected in his hairstyle in the style of the 80s, the studs on his leather jacket and the pins that remind him of his favorite things, like his favorite video game . “
Gamora is the sole survivor of the Zen-Whoberi race. Thanos, who is with the Chitauri, adopted her, being Nebula’s sister. Gamora abandons them and teams up with Richard Rider to help him end the Galactic War, but due to her past they never accepted her as a hero.
Years later, a fight with Nebula left Gamora on the brink of death. Mantis and the Priests of Pama They took her in and cared for her, the two became friends, and Gamora helped her when Mantis was kidnapped by an assassin. On that mission he met the Guardians.
“Gamora is the deadliest woman in the galaxy and that is undoubtedly reflected in his clothes. At the same time, we took a bit of inspiration from his look from the Guardians comics, in black and white armor. The inspiration for her clothing also comes from predatory felines. She can hunt without being seen. “
“We decided to put a tactical full body armor. Some sections of the suit are designed with sharp edges to emphasize how deadly it can be. Everything in his style is sharp and practical, from the knuckle blades to his boots. It’s ready for action at any time. “
Drax was born in Katath, and Thanos murdered his wife and daughter. His motivation was to take revenge on Thanos, in an adventure where he met cosmic Marvel characters such as Mentor and Chronos. Finally, killed thanos in a legendary battle, but thinking that he had not died, he continued his search.
After years of destruction searching for Thanos, Drax ended up turning himself in and spent seven years in jail. Star-Lord recruited him when he came out and Drax joined in to prove you are more than the “Destroyer”.
“The scarifications on the Katathian’s body are not just to impress: according to his story, they tell the important events of his life, including his beloved family and the battles he has fought to honor and avenge them. Drax has returned from hell itself and its brands are testament to their resilience. “
Groot and Rocket Racoon
Groot is also the sole survivor of the race of Flora Colossi, and their planet was destroyed by the Chitauri during the war. Groot was wounded and the drones of Taneleer Tivan, the Collector, found his remains. Groot sprouted again from a twig, and imprisoned he meets Rocket.
Rocket, meanwhile, is a genetically modified experimental supersolar, born in the Middle World during the War. Thanks to his intelligence he escaped and settled in Sapiencial, doing peculiar jobs such as robbing Groot.
The two worked together as bounty hunters for 10 years, until they met Star-Lord … which was one of their goals. Quill offered to pay them double if they joined his group.
“Rocket and Groot are inseparable and their designs have certain similarities. Their team reflects their dynamics and how they integrate with each other. For example, Groot wears a harness created by Rocket so he can climb it to shoot enemies, and Rocket wears a knob ornament that looks like a mini-Groot. “