The music of the Guardians of the Galaxy films has always been a very important component, and it will be no different in this year's videogame adaptation. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 26th October 2021, will ship with its very own rock album made up of entirely original music from composer Steve Szczepkowski. It's titled Space Raider and the video embedded above will provide some insight into the creative process.
The album will be "carefully woven into the lore to enhance the story of this rock and roll band of misfits", which then complements almost six hours of original score recorded at London's famous Abbey Road Studios by composer Richard Jacques. There will then be licensed songs throughout the game, including pieces from Iron Maiden, KISS, Rick Astley, New Kids on the Block, Hot Chocolate, and many more that will be revealed in due course.
Better yet, the album will actually play a part in gameplay as the licensed songs form a major part of the Huddle mechanic. During combat, Star-Lord can cue up a song on his cassette player to inspire the team to fight even better than they already do. "Music is intrinsic to the Guardians’ franchise, and we wanted to make it focal to the gameplay experience. The soundtrack is infused in the DNA of the game, and our use of it goes far beyond usual expectations."
What classic tracks do you hope feature in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy? Share your Spotify playlist in the comments below.
If the KISS song is "I Was Made For Lovin' You" then this game gets a 10. I don't care how broken it is. How many glitches. It could brick your PS5. It gets a 10.
New Kids on the Block. Oh god. My mum had a crush on Donnie Wahlberg.
Eclectic. Acts as diverse as Iron Maiden to New Kids On The Block? You even get rickrolled, how cool is that
I predict this game has about as much chance of winning game of the year as any of the movies in that universe have of winning an Oscar for best picture. Zero
@kingbreww Well Black Panther won 3 Oscars so not exactly zero.
I used to dig Maiden but they sued some game because they used a name that was similar to their band name and took a tiny tiny amount of inspiration from the band. Totally lame. They should let some new bands take the touring scene as well anyway, they clearly have made a good amount of dollar already. Also the amount of old geezers I have seen mentioning that rock/metal just isn't good anymore when that is so hilariously wrong is just way too high. Not too keen on the rest either. Band licensed soundtracks can definitely do 1 of 2 things, make me want the game more or make me not want to bother with the game at all. Brütal Legen and Burnout 3 are king for soundtracks to me. It's much cheaper to get a composer anyway?
@AdamNovice I’ll edit my comment. I was referring to best picture wins
@nessisonett he’s awesome in that show Blue bloods 👌
Rick Astley!?!? Hahaha
Can't wait for this game. Sounds better every time I read about it.
@johncalmc KISS is terrible.
I've noticed that this game uses 80s music instead of the 70s music of the movies. While I do prefer 70s music, the 80s stuff does have its charm and I'm excited to see what they picked!
I'm not sure how to feel about this game. I'm going to wait for reviews.
This game is gonna be a licensing nightmare in 10 years
a single player campaign kiss and maiden songs im all in.
add some zappa , grateful dead , foghat, why not godsmack i can name loads more but il be here all day lol
@kingbreww Well Black Panther was still nominated for Best picture (hilariously) so the chances aren't zero
They're going to Rickroll us, LOL.
@Rubssi *Jim Carey in dumb and dumber, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance”
@orson no you're confused we're talking about KISS the band not whoever you're talking about
No I was correct, KISS the band is terrible.
And i still would've prefered a new Deus Ex.
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