Eidos-Montréal released a new video today detailing their creative vision behind the upcoming adventure Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
The video provides viewers with a deep dive into the character creation and design of the overall game. Further, they discuss how they approached each character’s unique personality.
Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc says: “When designing the Guardians, it was important they remained true to the narrative we had built while still being instantly recognizable as the Guardians of the Galaxy fans know and love. We combined inspiration from Marvel comic lore with our own character backstories to craft new visuals for this fun and dysfunctional family, infusing each Guardian with specific design aspects that also tie into gameplay.”
Bruno reveals the rock-and-roll space pirate persona of the self-proclaimed leader of the Guardians inspired Star-Lord’s bold appearance. His outfit is peppered with Easter eggs from his ‘80s childhood, including tributes to his namesake and favorite musician, rock band Star-Lord.
Drax the Destroyer’s appearance tells of his extensive combat history, with each katathian scarification on his body representing a victory. Bruno explains his individual character design also links to the environment of his home planet of Katath, where architecture mirrors the circular nature of Drax’s battle tributes.
The character design team created a strong, powerful look for Gamora, the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy, drawing on comic inspiration for her striking black and white suit and adding some deadly embellishments to make her battle-ready at any given moment.
Finally, Bruno explains how the relationships between characters influenced certain visual choices. For example, the designs of Rocket and Groot are connected to represent their friendship, with Rocket wearing a bead of Groot in his goatee. These interwoven designs also allow them to work in unison during combat, with a harness on Groot’s back enabling Rocket to use him as a turret.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC for an October 26 launch. A Nintendo Switch cloud version is also scheduled to release at that time in certain regions.
You can watch the video below:
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