The ace E3 announcements continue with news that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are returning in an all-new game from Eidos Montreal and Square Enix.

We’ll get to play as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, in a completely original, self-contained story – there’ll be no DLC or expansions, so the comic book-influenced tale will come complete at launch.

It’s a classically-styled third-person shooter, but adding to the action is an ongoing narrative that your decisions will have an effect upon – sell Rocket, or sell Groot?

Here’s the launch trailer:

Now, a look at actual gameplay:

We’re loving that Peter’s Walkman is a weapon – and rapt that there’ll be a whole bunch of classic 1980s tunes to rock out to as we play.

“A distinct mix of sci-fi, family drama, and rock n’ roll attitude with an edgy aesthetic is the foundation for our Guardians franchise”, said Jay Ong, the EVP and head of Marvel Games. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Eidos-Montréal knowing they are the team that can deliver on this core promise. The team’s laser-focused vision for our beloved band of misfits shines in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We are excited for our fans to play it this October.”

Yes, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set to arrvies on PS5, Xbox and PS4 on October 26, 2021. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.