Publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal have released a new gameplay cinematic for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy dubbed “Lady Hellbender.”
Here is an overview of the cinematic, via Square Enix:
[The cinematic picks] up the story with Star-Lord and the Guardians as they commence their plan to negotiate with Lady Hellbender: leader of the Hellraisers, queen of Seknarf Nine and notorious monster collector.
With the decision left to the player on which “rare monster” to sell, AKA Groot or Rocket, this memorable moment ignites a chain of events that sees our band of misfits off on their wild ride across the cosmos, caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe.
Eidos Montreal cinematics and animation director Darryl Purdy added, “Lady Hellbender is a fan-favorite character from Marvel’s recent comic lore, and we were keen to ensure her place in our Guardians universe reflects the complex personality, depth, and nature fans expect to see. And with humour instilled in every aspect of our game, this gave us an opportunity to flip expectations with the story and introduce an unexpected dynamic between her and a certain Destroyer.”
Darryl also shared insight behind the game’s production, touching upon the importance the role of group performance capture played in bringing the Guardians to life. The game will feature nearly six hours of interactive cinematics.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is due out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on October 26. The Switch version is cloud-only.
Watch the gameplay cinematic below.