Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy arrive on iPhone and iPad

Tieing in with the launch of the movie of the same name, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is available today on iPhone and iPad for $4.99 from the App Store. Despite the tie in, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is an original storyline and falls into the 'action role playing game' genre.

Players will initially take on the role of Star-Lord as he rallies his rag-tag crew—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon with a quick draw and an even quicker temper; Groot, the tree-like humanoid who packs a punch; the deadly and enigmatic assassin, Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer through galactic locations and real-time strategic combat. Marvel fans will recruit and train additional heroes, engage in gesture-based team combat, and unlock each piece of the story to unveil the identity of the Guardians' shadowy nemesis.

With over 60 levels to play through, players will have no shortage of entertainment. And it looks pretty nice, too. The movie may not be out until August 1 but if it sounds like your sort of thing check out the trailer below and hit the App Store to snag yourself a copy.

Richard Devine

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