App of the Week: Battle space villains in a quest for the ultimate weapon in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Just in time for the Aug. 1 release of the highly anticipated summer blockbuster Marvel movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” fans can get a taste of the action with “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon”for Windows and Windows Phone.

Players will jump into battle with legendary interstellar outlaw Star-Lord and his motley crew of characters as they fight to recover the five pieces of The Universal Weapon. Rocket is a gun-toting alien with a lightning-quick draw that’s helpful in a firefight, but whose quicker temper tends to get his friends in trouble. Groot looks a lot like a tree and packs a punch you’ve got to see to believe. He’s the muscle of this outfit. Then there’s Gamora – a mysterious assassin who is as deadly as she is beautiful. Finally, there’s knife-wielding Drax the Destroyer, who is hell bent on seeking revenge.

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As any fan of comic books knows, all heroes need a foil, and for Star-Lord and his ragtag crew, they’re facing an epic quest against the villainous Ronan the Accuser. Play in Solo Mode or mix it up with friends in Arena Mode. Either way, it’s hours of fun!

Get “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon” from the Windows Store ($7.99) and Windows Phone Store ($4.99) today!

Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff