Iron Maiden and KISS Will Be on the Soundtrack to Marvel’s New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Game

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When it comes to soundtracks, Marvel’s number one property is definitely Guardians of the Galaxy. The film series about a gang of interstellar misfits committing alternating acts of crime and heroism brings some big ’70s rock guns to the fight every time; in fact, the 2014 film’s soundtrack was certified platinum in 2017. Now, Marvel has unveiled the first trailer for their new Guardians of the Galaxy game, and have promised some pretty metal acts on its soundtrack.

In a post on the Square Enix site, Jean-Francois Dugas, Senior Creative Director at game co-developers Eidos-Montréal, outlined the new game’s plot, playability, and yes, music.

“Working closely with the team at Marvel Games, we took a deep dive into 50 years of Guardians of the Galaxy history — from comics to movies, animated series and more — in order to create a fresh and unique take on this band of misfits,” says Dugas. “This also gave us the opportunity to pick and choose cosmic Marvel characters that were the best fit for the story we wanted to tell. There’s gonna be some familiar names, some you probably don’t know, as well as some surprises…We can’t wait for you to meet them.”

When it comes time to discuss music, Dugas seems excited to put heavy metal at the forefront.

“I have to mention our killer soundtrack. Whether you’re hanging with the gang in the Milano or fighting opponents, you’ll get opportunities to (re)discover some 1980’s classics — which are some of Star-Lord’s favorites…We got Iron Maiden, KISS, New Kids On The Block, Rick Astley and more. But it doesn’t stop there and we’ll have more to say about the music in our game soon!”

Check out the trailer for the game below:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comes out October 26th, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles and on PC including GeForce NOW, Steam and Epic Games Store, and is available for preorder.


Words by Chris Krovatin