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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, from developer Eidos-Montréal, has offered prospective players a sneak peek at the game's soundtrack and it is sounding like an absolute treat for fans.
Announced during E3 2021, one of the first things that you'll notice about the game is that it's taking a different approach to the appearances of these iconic comic book characters. "Guardians of the Galaxy is a new team, they've been together for about a year," said senior creative director Francois Dugas when we got the chance to chat about this fresh spin on the squad. "And they're recovering from a big Galactic War that happened a decade ago. It's the land of opportunity right now, because the police forces of the galaxies are rebuilding themselves, and the Guardians of the Galaxy come together as a marketing ploy." Additionally, it's an entirely single-player outing with determinant story decisions and inspirations from Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mankind Divided.
Check out the trailer spotlighting how the soundtrack was developed for the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy game below!
There's also the interesting Huddle mechanic that Peter Quill has access to. This brings the gang into a group where the hero can offer a calming chat or an amped up pep talk. Then, Quill presses play on his Walkman and a song will play that augments Rocket, Gamora, Groot and Drax's abilities in combat.
As such, there are three musical styles present in the game that Eidos-Montréal has shed a little light on today. These are "an epic orchestral score, an all-star mixtape of licensed '80s tracks, and an original rock album created just for the game." Richard Jacques is the mind behind the orchestral score and he's known for his work on Jet Set Radio, Mass Effect and some of the Sonic games.
Then, there's the licensed songs that have been carefully curated to "transport players back to the '80s" with tracks from Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate and more to look forward to at pivotal plot points. Some of these songs are going to be... unexpected, but the studio is pretty proud of the exhilarating effect that these will have on the gameplay.
Last but not least, studio senior audio director Steve Szczepkowski has actually formed a band named Star-Lord who have produced "original tracks that celebrate the rock and roll, dysfunctional nature of the Guardians family." Funky, huh?
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One on October 26th.
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