Newly-released enemy designs from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy show off a few of the sci-fi superhero title’s unsettling alien antagonists.
Developer Eidos-Montréal has shown off four fascinating alien foes from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The upcoming sci-fi superhero title will put players in the jet-powered boots of Star-Lord, the leader of the intergalactic outlaw team. While Star-Lord is the only playable character, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will feature the rest of Peter Quill’s teammates as non-player characters who are constantly present in both story and gameplay.
By making Star-Lord the game’s only playable character, Eidos-Montréal is able to make Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy a heavily narrative-driven experience. Players can interact with the rest of the Guardians team, which consists of Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot, with dialogue choices affecting their disposition towards Quill. Major choices will also have noticeable impacts on the experience, such as changing when or where a battle is fought. During combat the player can seamlessly issue commands to the other four Guardians, taking advantage of their unique strengths while also utilizing Star-Lord’s jet-boots and elemental guns to maneuver the battlefield and disrupt enemies. Other characters from Marvel Comics’ cosmic history, such as Cosmo the Dog and Worldmind, will also play prominent roles in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy‘s plot.
To kick off an ongoing “Cosmic Enemies Week,” Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has showcased multiple bizarre alien enemies on Twitter. The role-playing action title will reportedly take players to various planets, and these locations will introduce some truly alien lifeforms. The Matane appears to be a cross between a manta ray and an insect, boasting both wide wings and spindly legs. The Moniscubule closely resembles a deep-sea anemone from Earth, while the Shollock is instead very plant-like in nature. The colorful cast of unsettling enemies is rounded out by the Voxiplode, which is basically just a large ball with a single eye.
We're kicking off #CosmicEnemies Week! Check back every day for a look at some of the baddies you'll face in #GOTGgame
Starting today with a selection of weird and dangerous creatures 😮 pic.twitter.com/mRWpnEwLMj
While many fans are skeptical after Square Enix published the disappointing Marvel’s Avengers, it appears that Eidos-Montréal is creating a much more authentic adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Recent hands-on previews of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy praise the title’s personality and novelty, with frequent quips and 80’s rock hits carrying the experience. The Guardians interact with each other naturally, which helps to sell the idea of a team-based video game which only features one playable character. While the moment-to-moment gameplay in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy can apparently feel a bit clunky, with an odd aiming system and slow melee attacks, the game seems to have perfectly translated the essence of the team into a gaming experience.
While some feel that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is relying too much on Marvel Cinematic Universe inspiration, the game’s alien enemy designs certainly appear unique and memorable. These creatures look truly alien, crossing various real-world Earth beings with weird otherworldly parts. With enough enemies to apparently fill an entire week, it seems likely that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will let players shoot, slash and smash a lovely variety of disgusting creatures.
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will release on October 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC and GeForce Now.
Source: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy/Twitter
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