• August 19, 2021

Eidos Montreal made an original rock album for Guardians of the Galaxy • Eurogamer.net

Guardians of the Galaxy has an original rock album based on Peter Quill’s favorite rock band from the 80s, Star-Lord.

The album, called Space Rider, was written and performed by Eidos Montréal Senior Audio Director Steve Szczepkowski, Sound Designer Yohann Boudreault, and Senior Creative Director Jean-Francois Dugas, and is playable in-game via the Milano jukebox. Szczepkowski talks about his creation in the following video:

According to the game’s narrative, Quill takes the name Star-Lord from his favorite band of the same name.

The album includes original tracks that “celebrate rock and roll, the dysfunctional nature of the Guardians family.” There’s even an album cover, below, that looks like it was perhaps inspired by a famous shooter from the early ’90s, as well as a metal album cover from the’ 80s.

Like the Marvel movie, the game also has a number of licensed music tracks, including hits by Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, and Hot Chocolate.

The game has what is called the Huddle function, which allows you to select songs during combat. You can press play on the Star-Lord cassette player to hear a specially chosen 1980s hit “to inspire the Guardians and stimulate them as they fight.”

Guardians of the Galaxy is out for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One consoles, and PC on October 26. A cloud version is also coming to Nintendo Switch on the 26th. For more information, check out Eurogamer’s Guardians of the Galaxy preview from June.

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