Guardians of the Galaxy Game Will Have Its Own ‘Awesome Mix’ of Music

By | August 28, 2021

The Marvel Studios hit film Guardians of the Galaxy is known for having its own “Awesome Mix” soundtrack that features hit songs from various points in time. Now, it looks like the upcoming video game will as well.

RELATED: Latest Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Introduces the Universal Church of Truth

In a video recently uploaded to Eidos Montreal’s YouTube channel, the team behind the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game detail the music that will be found in it, and it looks like they’re trying their best to channel the film’s energy.

According to senior audio director Steve Szczepkowski, the process behind creating the perfect soundtrack has been trying to strike the right balance between some key elements. These elements, he said, included a great orchestral score — provided by composer Richard Jacques — in order to give the game a more cinematic feel, and of course, a great group of 80s hits that give the game the same Guardians of the Galaxy feel.

You can check out the full video below:

“Designed to transport players back to the ‘80s, an impressive selection of pop and rock hits from the decade feature throughout the game at carefully chosen points,” says Square Enix. “Tracks include music from Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate, and more, with plenty still to be revealed.”

Two new features were also detailed by Szczepkowski, including a new mechanic known as The Huddle. With The Huddle, players will be able to choose a track from Peter Quill’s cassette player before a fight in order to inspire the team while they battle enemies. Szczepkowski also explained how a brand new band was created in order to help with the narrative of the game.

RELATED: Latest Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Introduces Lady Hellbender

In the upcoming game, Peter Quill takes on the name Star-Lord because of his favorite band rather than his mother, allowing Szczepkowski to create an in-game band known as Star-Lord that featured vocals from Szczepkowski himself and an 80s rock feel that aims to capture the charm that the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has become known for.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set to launch on October 26, 2021, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.