As part of a four episode story, the group will jump into a black Vortex Mirror, find itself in brand new worlds and brand new looks.
This will allow the show to get the Guardians into art styles such as CG stop motion, book illustration, motion comedian and the aforementioned 8-bit video game style.
There will also be a Golden Age animation style, making the Rocket look a bit more like Mickey Mouse, and traditional CG. The Claymation style in particular gives Star-Lord a whole new look, complete with a pointed hairstyle.
The first two Black Vortex episodes debut on May 5 at 9:30 am ET / liter. The third and fourth part debuts on May 12 at the same time on the Disney XD network and on the DisneyNow website.