More than three years after Eidos-Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy game leaked in 2017, the game’s publisher finally dropped the official reveal trailer, showcasing our favorite characters. Surprisingly enough, all Guardians underwent a complete makeover from what we used to see in the movies. Star-Lord has a new haircut, Groot wears tech, Drax has different tattoos, Rocket has a beard, and Gamora no longer has Zoe Saldana’s face or look.
The new Guardians of the Galaxy game reveal trailer dropped yesterday on Square Enix’s YouTube channel, offering a close look at our favorite heroes who apparently had massive makeovers, especially Gamora, who no longer looks like Zoe Saldana. See the video below.
The changes for the former Zoe Saldana lookalike and the other characters were acknowledged in a series of posts on Twitter. And while some Twitter users like the overall makeover the characters received…
…others dislike Peter Quill’s new haircut and character model.
All can agree that Gamora no longer has Zoe Saldana’s face or look in the new game – and believe it or not, everyone loves the new character model.
Not that there was something wrong with Zoe Saldana’s cinematic portrayal of the former Zehoberei assassin; in fact, she did a fantastic job, and the fans of the Guardians movies loved her for that. But the new character model from the upcoming game resembles the original character from the comics much closer, especially with the face paint and the shorter hair.
The changes for Zoe Saldana’s movie character weren’t the only noticable updates to the game. The Drax from the game isn’t as muscular as Dave Bautista’s portrayal, and the new Peter Quill also resembles his comic book counterpart instead of Chris Pratt’s interpretation of the character.
The shift in character design towards their comic book counterparts indicates that the upcoming game won’t be a movie adaptation but a story drawn from the existing lore – both the movies and the comic books. Furthermore, the entirely new tale is set years after “a massive galactic war,” with no apparent connections to the MCU’s Avengers: Infinity War, which depicted the demise of Zoe Saldana’s Gamora. Instead, the Guardians will thread the new narrative, taking on a suite of iconic villains from the Guardians of the Galaxy cinematic and comic book franchise.
Unfortunately, the game will only feature Star-Lord (Peter Quill) as a playable character, though other Guardians weren’t entirely left out of the player’s control. As a team leader, the player will direct and call shots on team movement and each member’s unique abilities, allowing players some sense of control over other individual characters. However, players shouldn’t expect for things to always go according to plan – other Guardians have autonomy and may choose to neglect an order, leaving players to deal with repercussions of those things.
The game will offer plenty of other aspects for players to enjoy, like decision-based gameplay, different relationships between characters, and different character skins, which might allow us to see Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, and Dave Bautista’s Drax in-game. In addition, as with other Guardians of the Galaxy media, the upcoming video game will feature tons of humor and music. But you’ll have to wait until October 26, 2021, to witness it when the game releases for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Series X/S.