A new video has released for the upcoming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game which is releasing scarily soon.
The videos gives new dev insight revealing the inspiration behind character design in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It deep dives the designs of each of the members of the misfit team we have all come to love.
For anyone who hasn’t enjoyed the instant classic movies, they are: Star-Lord (a.k.a Peter Quill), Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot.
You can watch the dev insight video on character design here:
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy allows players to experience a fresh take on the Guardians. This behind-the-scenes commentary from Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc reveals the care taken with each character. It ensures the designs balanced inspiration from the wider Marvel universe with the original narrative of the game.
Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc says: “When designing the Guardians, it was important they remained true to the narrative we had built while still being instantly recognisable 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. An example of this is Starlord having an outfit loaded with references to his ‘80s childhood.
Drax the Destroyer’s appearance tells of his extensive combat history, with each Katathian scarification on his body representing a victory. 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. As the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy they drew on comic inspiration for her striking black and white suit and adding some deadly embellishments to make her battle-ready at any given moment.
Bruno also explains how the relationships between characters influenced certain visual choices. Their designs have been intrinsically connected to represent the shared friendship. An example is how Rocket is wearing a bead of Groot in his goatee. The interwoven designs also show how they work in unison during combat. The harness on Groot’s back for example, enables Rocket to use him as a turret.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy releases on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and XB1, and PC on October 26, 2021.
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