Unless you have been residing underneath a rock for the final couple of a long time, you already know that for each nice superhero, there is a compelling origin story. While Marvel and DC usually discover these humble and not-so-humble beginnings (taking a look at you, Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne) in nice element within the movies they launch, video video games generally tend to hurry proper previous them for the established heroes. Instead, video games like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers focus on the origins of newer, lesser-known heroes like Miles Morales and Kamala Khan.

While we do not know if Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is planning on transferring any much less iconic characters into the highlight over the course of the story, Eidos-Montréal is assuming gamers have a baseline of familiarity with the core members of the workforce. However, since these are distinct takes on the variations we all know from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we spoke to the event workforce about how this ragtag group of Guardians got here collectively.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

The story of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy begins about 12 years after an enormous warfare that concerned or affected practically each civilization throughout the galaxy. While the warfare enveloped the cosmos and concerned a number of factions on completely different sides, the first contributors have been Thanos and the Chitauri going towards the Kree and their allied civilizations. The lingering results of this warfare are nonetheless evident all through the galaxy, however positivity and alternative is on the rise as they start to heal and recuperate from the aftershocks of this warfare. Peter sees this era of therapeutic as a possibility to do his half to assist rebuild the galaxy whereas making a little bit bit of cash alongside the way in which.

“Each of the characters has a unique backstory tied to that,” govt narrative director Mary DeMarle says. “Marvel allowed us to reinvent the backstories of these characters so it would fit our narrative while still staying true to [them]. I mean, Star-Lord is a space pirate, former Ravager, he was kidnapped from Earth, et cetera. But we could kind of concretize everything into that galactic war.”

Just like with the Guardians as a gaggle, all of it begins with Peter Quill. Unlike within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the place his father is Ego the Celestial residing planet, Peter’s father within the sport is the king of Spartax. At the very begin of the warfare, Peter is kidnapped as a bargaining chip.


Gamora, already one of many deadliest, fiercest ladies within the galaxy, was initially on Thanos’ aspect till she realized what his plan was. Once she sees her father for what he really is, she joins the resistance. However, regardless of her help throughout the warfare, her household historical past leaves her feeling like an outsider after the battle settles.

Drax’s backstory within the sport is probably essentially the most just like his MCU origins out of any of the characters. The warfare took its pound of flesh from practically everybody within the galaxy, however Drax was notably affected, as he misplaced his total household by the hands of Thanos’ forces. This results in the Destroyer’s rampage towards Thanos, and finally his motivation for becoming a member of the Guardians.

Rocket and Groot have been bounty hunters, they usually start following Peter Quill to try to gather a bounty on his head. However, Peter makes use of his silver tongue to persuade the unlikely duo that they’re going to not solely be capable to make much more cash on his aspect, however they’re going to have much more enjoyable with him as properly. However, they notice they should recruit some highly effective, feared folks from throughout the galaxy in the event that they need to be taken critically. Because of this should be marketable as true heroes for rent, they create in Drax to function the muscle of the group. Then, once they attain out to Gamora, they’re in a position to persuade her as a result of she’s eager for a spot for herself inside the universe, regardless of her reservations that they might simply find yourself rejecting her like everybody else within the galaxy needed to that time.

The story picks up a couple of 12 months after the group is fashioned. The 5 of them really feel like they’re beginning to actually get to know each other, however there’s undoubtedly loads of work to do to gel as a workforce. Now fashioned, Peter, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot start calling themselves “The Guardians of the Galaxy” as a advertising and marketing ploy. “They have their business cards to prove it,” senior inventive director Jean-François Dugas says. “They’re really legitimate heroes for hire, but as the game progresses and they discover [the main threat of the game], they will have to become more than a marketing ploy to really save the galaxy from its own demise.”

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy launches on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch (through the cloud), and PC on October 26. For extra on the upcoming sport from Eidos-Montréal, remember to click on on the picture under to move to our protection hub.