Do you want to see pre-launch hype building taken to a new level? Well for the Guardians of the Galaxy game, a new 80’s metal band has been made. The game will have Starlord named after a band called… Star-Lord.
Now they can’t have that line without, so now there is a band. And they can’t have a band without a music video, so now there is a music video.
The bands singles are also featured on the official Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Original Video Game Playlist, which has also been released. You can Spotify almost the whole track list here!
But back to the music video. It has been inspired by classic ‘80s cartoons and the song is actually shockingly decent. It is no suprise superfan Peter Quill was inspired to adopt the “Star-Lord” moniker in the game’s universe. But that’s not all! Eidos-Montréal has also released a vintage VHS recording of the Star-Lord Band performing the single on stage in all their long-haired glory, and combined it with the animated music video to create a headbangin’ extended cut.
Created specifically for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the Star-Lord Band full-length album will be released standalone alongside the game when it launches on October 26.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PS5, PS4e, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and PC on October 26, 2021.