Monday saw the announcement of an upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy video game. It’s going to be a single player action RPG where you take the movie-lite characters on an adventure through the cosmos. A bunch of cosmic Marvel characters appear in the trailer…and all of them are from the GotG movies.
Surely the game isn’t restricted to just the movies…right?
Marvel has a bajillion and one cosmic characters out there in the universe. Surely this game has the rights to include more than just movie characters, right? The Square Enix Avengers game included the likes of Ms. Marvel and Kate Bishop, and they aren’t from the movies…though both have upcoming shows. Oh…oh god. The GotG game is only going to include movie characters. Cosmo, Mantis, Nova Corps, Collector…that’s all we’re going to get! Noooooooo!
Join me after the jump to relieve my disappointment with some awesome cosmic characters who I hope beyond hope get to show up in the Guardians of the Galaxy video game!Read the rest of this entry
So this was a surprise over the weekend. Apparently we’ll be getting a Guardians of the Galaxy video game by the end of the year. Produced by Square Enix, it’s going to be a single-player action RPG of sorts where we play as Star-Lord going on an adventure. Huh, neat.
I can’t say the game looks all that great from this first trailer. Square Enix are the people behind that relatively lousy Avengers game last year. Though if I’m being honest, the single player campaign stuff was pretty solid. So if Guardians of the Galaxy is just that, perhaps it will be good.
Looks to be a bunch of running and shooting and dialogue that tries really hard to be as clever and witty as the movie dialogue. That part is probably going to be really cringey. Based on this gameplay trailer, we’ll control the other Guardians on the side of our own running, jumping and shooting.
I don’t know why I’m not more excited for this game. I think I read too many comments from people automatically comparing it unfavorably to the Avengers game last fall. And that’s a legit criticism. It’s got the same not-quite-the-Marvel-movies look and feel, which is weird. It’s like they wanted to make a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in game like the days of old…but didn’t.
I’ll probably play it and hope for some awesome Marvel cosmic cameos. Though I get a feeling we will only see and interact with characters who have appeared in the movies, like Cosmo, Mantis and the Nova Corps.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release in October.
And by “my favorite Quasar”, I of course mean Avril Kincaid, the one people know the least about! Why is she my favorite Quasar? Because I care so very little about Quasar and I find her neat! I also pegged Avril Kincaid as the MCU’s best shot at a solo superhero movie with an LGBTQ+ lead.
At any rate, Marvel has been rolling out the extended roster of Al Ewing’s new Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch in April. It seems they’re just going to group together a ton of classic cosmic characters, along with a few wild cards, to make a big Guardians of the Galaxy team.
As you can see, the team has all sorts of neat characters. Doctor Doom is the biggest surprise, and I’m sure he’ll be fun to read. I haven’t read Guardians comics in a while, so all manner of things have been happening that I have no idea about. Hopefully this will make for a good jumping on point.
I have read very little Avril Kincaid, so I hope she really shines and I can solidify her as my favorite Quasar. The original Quasar and Phyla-Vell are also on this team, so there’s a lot of competition for my favorite Quasar.
Last Thursday night was a crazy night! Disney held their annual investor summit and, since there were no comic-cons this year, they basically announced EVERYTHING they had coming up for Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel. As everyone here well knows, I love all of those things! So last Thursday was like Christmas come early.
I didn’t have the time or energy to write individual blog posts for every single awesome thing to come out of the summit. I shared a bunch of the trailers, which are the best part! Now this list is about some of the other bits and pieces I enjoyed! A ton of new content was announced and I want to share my favorite bits. We already knew about a lot of things, like Tatiana Maslany cast as She-Hulk and the Ms. Marvel show. We also knew the Fantastic Four movie was coming. So this list is about new things we learned at the summit, the things I am, personally, most excited about! Big and small!
So join me after the jump for some truly great upcoming geekery!Read the rest of this entry
Comic books were on fire this week! A bunch of my favorites came out, including previous favorites that I no longer like! Magnificent Ms. Marvel was another terrible issue, while Tony Stark – Iron Man was another great issue! And we’ve got a strong first issue for the new Jane Foster Valkyrie comic!
This week also saw the big kick-off to Jonathan Hickman’s revamp of the X-Men with House of X #1. I had high hopes for this relaunch…and the first issue delivers in spades! Easily Comic Book of the Week as it ushers in a crazy new X-Men status quo!
Meanwhile, sad news for Champions fans as it has been cancelled. Writer Jim Zub is a stand-up guy, so I’m sad to see his plans fall apart. But count me among the readers that just didn’t connect with the title. Sorry Jim!
Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy #7, House of X #1, Magnificent Ms. Marvel #5, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41, Tony Stark – Iron Man #14 and Valkyrie #1.