Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Developers talk about sources of inspiration

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Today Eidos-Montréal released a new in-depth video from the developers, showing the sources of inspiration for the character design of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Following the world premiere announcement at E3 last June, the in-depth study explores the design of each member of this unlikely group of misfits: Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill), Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy allows players to enjoy an unreleased version of the celebrated Guardians and behind-the-scenes commentary by Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc, Art Director at Eidos-Montréal, illustrates the care with which the team has ensured that the design of each character was crafted in perfect balance with the aesthetics of the Marvel universe and the original narrative of the game.

Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc says: “When designing the Guardians, we made sure they were consistent with our narrative, while remaining instantly recognizable as the Guardians of the Galaxy that fans know and love. We combined inspiration from the tradition of Marvel comics with the backstories of our characters, to create a new look for this fun dysfunctional family, featuring each Guardian with specific elements related to the game itself. “

Bruno revealed the elements that inspired the cheeky rock space pirate look of Star-Lord, the self-proclaimed leader of the Guardians. The costume is full of details related to his childhood in the 80s, complete with homages to his favorite rock group, the Star-Lords, to whom he owes his name.

The appearance of Drax the Destroyer tells of his past as a warrior, and the countless Katathian scarification marks on his body are associated with his victories. Bruno explained that his character design is also tied to the appearance of his homeworld, Katath, whose architecture replicates the circular structure of Drax’s battle tributes.

The team responsible for character design has studied a very strong look for Gamora, the deadliest woman in the galaxy, drawing inspiration from the comics for the black and white costume and adding lethal ornaments to make her always ready to fight.

Finally, Bruno explained how the relationships between the characters influenced some visual choices. Rocket and Groot have a coordinated design that emphasizes their strong friendship, with Rocket sporting a goatee decorated with a bead representing Groot. The interconnected design also allows the two to work in harmony in battle: a harness on Groot’s back allows Rocket to use the friend as a turret.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC and streaming with GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is also coming to Nintendo Switch in a cloud version in some regions, starting October 26.

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