SEGA and Marvel announced Captain America: Super Soldier today for a 2011 release on DS, PSP, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.
“Videogame players the world over can now become Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Captain America,” said Gary Knight, senior VP of marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America.
“Captain America: Super Soldier puts players in the boots of the ultimate Super-Soldier, wielding Captain America’s legendary shield. Working closely with Marvel ensures we’re delivering the calibre product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”
In the game, players step into the shoes of Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in a third- person action adventure set in World War II.
Wielding the Captain’s shield, gamers will engage in “free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull”.
Here’s more via the press release:
Captain America: Super Soldier combines a highly athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks, as Cap explores a massive castle turned military installation. His shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls. Players will be able to launch shield-first into the fray with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at their fingertips-and they’ll need every bit of that strength to overcome a castle that’s both an acrobatic playground for the Captain’s physical prowess and a house of mystery with enemies and danger at every turn.
The story is being penned by Christos Gage, which should make fans rather pleased, and Gage wrote the story so the “setting exists within the same world as the upcoming movie of the same name” but infused with “immersive twists designed to enhance gameplay with all-new cinematic action sequences”.
Directed by Joe Jonston, the film Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull, Tommy Lee Jones as Col. Chester Phillips, and Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine.
It’s set for release in July 2011, with the game’s release expected to coincide with the film’s debut.