Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Developer Reveals the Origin of the Star-Lord Name

Would you have guessed?

by Franklin Bellone Borges
Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord

Eidos Montréal revealed, on the official Twitter profile of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, their new title inspired by the Marvel team, many details regarding the game’s protagonist, Peter Quil, also known as Star-Lord.

Among the many things talked about in the video, which is the first in the Dev Insights series, the game’s Art Director, Bruno Gauthier-Leblanc revealed that Quil’s hero name ”Star-Lord” is, in the game’s lore, inspired by his favorite Rock band, called Star-Lord, and his obsession with it.

In the video, the director also revealed that, for then, the word which would describe Star-Lord’s design the most would be, in his words ”Space Metal”.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is expected to be released on October 26, 2021, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PCs. You can check out the tittle’s official synopsis below, as is featured on its official product page on Square Enix’s official store:

”Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this third-person action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord, and thanks to your bold yet questionable leadership, you have persuaded an oddball crew of unlikely heroes to join you. Some jerk (surely not you) has set off a chain of catastrophic events, and only you can hold the unpredictable Guardians together long enough to fight off total interplanetary meltdown. Use Element Blasters, tag-team beat downs, jet boot-powered dropkicks, nothing’s off-limits. If you think it’s all going to plan, you’re in for a world of surprises, with the consequences of your actions guaranteed to keep the Guardians on their toes. In this original Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy story, you’ll cross paths with powerful new beings and unique takes on iconic characters, all caught in a struggle for the galaxy’s fate. It’s time to show the universe what you’re made of. You got this. Probably.”

So, what did you think of the new reveals regarding Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy protagonist?

- This article was updated on August 11th, 2021

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or ending the reign of the Crystals in Final Fantasy XVI.