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SEGA announces Captain America: Super Soldier for just about everything

Tuesday, 5th October 2010 20:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SEGA and Marvel announced Captain America: Super Soldier today for a 2011 release on DS, PSP, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

The announcement comes almost a year after Marvel outed the game in a financial report alongside one based on Thor.

“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.

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14 Comments

  1. Maximum Unreal

    ”For just about everything” but not for PC :(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Thalius

    Why do they say “work together to make sure the game is the best product bla bla bla” and the games always came out shitty as possible. I’m yet to play a movie-game conversion that is actually good.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Yep. I would rather have typed “all formats”. :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    So the Human Torch is Captain America in the movie? Thats abit odd.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. macronia

    all formats then DS, PSP, PS3, Wii , Xbox 360 and PC .

    wait !!! PC is not gaming system .

    DS, PSP, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 only

    i hate u sega :(

    u just gave us crap AVP and no captain America or even vanguish

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    Super Solider, eh? I’m intrigued.

    I remember playing the sidescrolling Captain America game on my Megadrive back in the early 90′s. That was the shiznit. I guess it’s all the more reason not to ruin good memories with a lame duck movie tie-in.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    yaaay! I guess, I´m gonna buy it.. when it´s decent :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Freek

    @6 It’s a new kind of fighting class, they pretty much invented for Captain America due to his badassery. Later on Master Chief was also accpeted into the class.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @4: Don’t worry, they are already remaking Fantastic Four. :P

    The game will be utter shite. No doubt about that.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. lexph3re

    Wait, can chris evans pull off cap? He’s a bit goofy don’t you think? That’s kinda not steve rogers. What do you guys think?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    He’s capable, no problem. He’s actually a very talented actor, just watch Sunshine.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    I will bit $100 this game will be garbage. they know this game will be garbage because well it’s on consoles only. Come on it’s a “movie game”! How much time do you think they will put into this game. They know pc gamers are not going to buy junk and console gamers are dumb enough to buy anything.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Robo_1

    I do wonder if this game/film will have limited appeal outside of America? I know most action films centre around an American hero, but this seems so “in your face” that it might put people off.

    Also, proper lol at Sega getting this gig. They seem to be aggressively pursuing film licenses these days, filling the void left by EA.

    Have they ever made one that wasn’t awful though?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    I bet this’ll be almost as good as Sega’s Iron Man tie-ins!

    #14 4 years ago

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