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Eidos-Montréal is making a Guardians of the Galaxy game, launches this October
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
Square Enix today announced another Marvel superhero game coming out of one of its studios, joining Avengers from Crystal Dynamics. This time, it is the Guardians of the Galaxy that's being turned into video game form, and Eidos-Montréal is developing. The studio is most known for its RPG series Deus Ex, but here, it's all about third-person superhero action while traveling across the galaxy.
This is a completely single-player action game following an original story, and the studio has confirmed there won't be any microtransactions or DLC here.
Interestingly, you will only be taking the role of Peter "Star-Lord" Quill here, the self-proclaimed leader of the Guardians, while the rest of the ragtag team including Rocket, Groot, Drax and Gamora is there for support both in combat and when making dialog choices that continue the storyline.
“The Eidos-Montréal team is honored to have the opportunity to work on such an iconic franchise alongside our trusted collaborators at Marvel Entertainment,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montréal. “Our teams are known for revisiting IPs and bringing their own twists and craft to the stories and the art surrounding them. As you will experience, it’s no different for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.”
During combat, players will be able to use Star-Lord's jet boots for quick dodges and short hovers while utilizing his Element Blasters for dealing damage. Special moves that involve the rest of the Guardians can also be triggered while in combat. Eidos-Montréal is also promising a "killer soundtrack" that is a mixture of hits straight from the 80s and original music.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has an October 26, 2021, launch date attached to it, and as for platforms, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 are gaining the title. It will also be available for cloud play via the GeForce NOW platform. Pre-orders are now live.
Marvel's Avengers hits Xbox Series X|S and PS5 on March 18, also gains Hawkeye
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
The Square Enix-published Avengers game that released in September last year is receiving the promised next-gen console version on March 18. The cooperative action title has been playable on the new console generation via backward compatibility, but this official launch will utilize the new hardware specifically to offer an enhanced experience.
The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will run the game at up to 4K resolution while the Xbox Series S will target 1440p. Frame rate targets were not revealed today but they are expected to be higher than on the previous generation consoles. Faster load times, increased draw distances, higher resolution textures, along with improved heroics and destruction effects will also be present in this version.
The next-gen version will be available as a free upgrade to all owners of Marvel's Avengers on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. All progress will carry over and cross-gen play is enabled so no friends will be left behind when upgrading either.
On the same day that the new version drops, developer Crystal Dynamics will also release the next playable superhero to the game, Clint Barton's Hawkeye, for free through an update. Continuing the Future Imperfect storyline, the new bow and katana-wielding hero's mission can be played both solo and with up to three other players, where they will find themselves time traveling to a possible future Earth to take down Maestro.
Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands will return to sale on February 17
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
Another Telltale-developed game is rising out of its grave soon, as Gearbox today announced that Tales from the Borderlands is returning to storefronts on February 17. The game was one of the casualties of Telltale's demise in 2018, with it being delisted from storefronts alongside other narrative-driven adventure titles by the company.
The game's return means fans of the franchise can once again experience what occurred in the gap between Borderlands 2 and 3. The canon storyline revolves around Hyperion employee Rhys, Pandoran con-artist Fiona, and their band of misfits as they search for another Vault. The award-winning campaign also features series regulars like Moxxi, Zer0, Marcus, and Claptrap, as players make choices throughout it to influence relationships and where the story goes.
On February 17, Tales from the Borderlands will be available for sale once again on Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles via backward compatibility. While the original release arrived in a five-episode format, Gearbox is packaging everything into a single product for the re-release.
This is not the only Telltale game to return since the company went under, as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman have also re-appeared. Much like this latest development, however, new companies - including a remade Telltale - are in charge of the re-released titles.
Marvel's Avengers Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions pushed back to 2021
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
The Square Enix-published super-hero action game Marvel's Avengers flew its way to current-gen consoles and PC last month. The game was also heading to the next-generation Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 console platforms this holiday, but that plan has now been pushed back.
In a state of the game blog post, Crystal Dynamics head of studio Scot Amos revealed that the next-gen version of the title has been pushed back to 2021, adding that this is to "to ensure that we give our team the time to deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to be. "
Keep in mind that even though specific enhancements won't be there yet, the current-gen version will be playable on next-gen consoles at launch with more stable frame rates and faster loading times. As previously announced, the publisher will be offering free next-gen upgrades to those who pick up the title on current consoles.
Crystal Dynamics also apologized for the turbulent launch of Marvel's Avengers, where a large number of players were met with bugs and crashes. "This does not align with Crystal Dynamics’ value of craftsmanship, and for that we sincerely apologize," it added. For those that stuck with it, the studio will be giving away a "thank-you bundle" of in-game items from October 22 to November 5, which includes 1500 Credits, 7000 Units, 250 Upgrade Modules, 20 DNA Keys, and a Nameplate.
The delays don't stop there though, as the developer is also pushing back the first post-launch Avenger Kate Bishop out of the previously announced October window. Once again, this was attributed to wanting a quality-focused release. A new launch window was not announced today, but her and Clint Barton, plus their campaigns, should land before the end of the year.
As for other 2021 additions aside from the free upgrade, the studio is planning to introduce a new hero, region, a narrative arc, and more. PlayStation 4 and 5 version owners are also slated to receive Spider-Man as an exclusive character next year.