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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release date, gameplay details, story and more

Square Enix revealed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy during E3 2021. Here's what you need to know, from release date to gameplay details and more.

Following the release of Marvel's Avengers last year, Square Enix announced Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy during their E3 2021 press conference. The good news for fans of the ragtag band of misfits is that you won't even have to wait too long to play the game. The bad news...Star-Lord isn't portrayed by Chris Pratt. In any case, here's what you need to know about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy from developer Eidos-Montréal, including the release date, platforms, gameplay and the first trailer.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Release date & platforms

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. 

The game is scheduled to release on 26 October 2021, and players can already pre-order it on all platforms by heading to this handy link from Square Enix.

Gameplay & story details for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a third-person, action-adventure title where you will take on the role of Star-Lord himself.

Players will lead their band of heroes, which includes:

  • Gamora
  • Drax
  • Rocket
  • Groot

As Star-Lord, players will be able to use his Element Blasters, his jetpack boots and much more, combining attacks with the other Guardians of the Galaxy with devastating effects.

Check out Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's gameplay trailer below!

The fate of the galaxy will be in your hands, as players will encounter new threats in a brand-new, original story.

Square Enix also notes that: "the consequences of your actions guaranteed to keep the Guardians on their toes" which makes it sound a lot like the player's choices will have an impact on the story.

Some highlights and more details about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy can be read below.

Lead the Guardians of the Galaxy:

You play as Star-Lord, so nothing’s off-limits with your bold combat style, from Element Blasters and jet boot-powered dropkicks to tag-team beat-downs. With the Guardians fighting at your side, call the shots and overwhelm your opponents with signature attacks. Meanwhile, the consequences of your decisions will range from light-hearted to downright unexpected as your journey unfolds.

Marvel's Guardians of the galaxy release date platforms pre-order gameplay details story square enix(Picture: Square Enix)

All-new story:

Your newly-formed band of legendary misfits is set to save the universe in this fresh but faithful take on the Guardians of the Galaxy. Somehow, you set off a chain of catastrophic events, leading to a wild ride through mind-blowing worlds inhabited by iconic and original Marvel characters. Turn up the all-star ‘80s mixtape and get ready to kick it.

Marvel's Guardians of the galaxy release date platforms pre-order gameplay details story square enix(Picture: Square Enix)

From misfits to superheroes:

You’re the only thing holding the unpredictable Guardians together, so you’ll have to get better at this leadership thing fast. With this offbeat approximation of a family at your side, there will be tears and laughter as you set about tearing into the cosmos together. Whatever’s waiting around the next corner, you know it’s going to be a blast.

Marvel's Guardians of the galaxy release date platforms pre-order gameplay details story square enix(Picture: Square Enix)

Marvel fans should get quite excited about this new title from Square Enix and developer Eidos-Montréal. From the gameplay reveal and story trailer, it appears as if the developer has captured the essence of what makes the ragtag band of misfits so appealing to fans across the globe.

For more E3 2021 coverage, check out our general video games section, filled with announcements and explainers on the latest titles.