Music was never really a big part of the Guardians of the Galaxy until the first live-action film in 2014. Regardless, Peter Quill and his team are now synonymous with classic rock. However, Square-Enix’s upcoming video game, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has its own lore that isn’t tied to the comics or the film. And in this timeline, Star-Lord wasn’t a nickname for Peter Quill. Instead, it was the name of an ’80s rock band.
In the video posted below, senior audio director Steve Szczepkowski notes the changes to Quill’s origin that led to the creation of an original album for the fictional band Star-Lord; which will be featured in the game. Szczepkowski not only wrote the music for the album, he also performs the vocals as well.
Additionally, the video highlights the original score created by Richard Jacques, as well as a selection of ’80s songs that will be present in the game. So far, Szczepkowski has confirmed songs by Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, and Hot Chocolate.
Finally, Szczepkowski spoke about a new game feature called The Huddle. While utilizing The Huddle, gamers can pick a song from Quill’s cassette player that will enhance the Guardians’ fighting prowess before a battle. Essentially, it’s a power up fueled by music.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will hit PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & Series S, and PC on October 26.
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