Captain America, the WWII era dreamchild and propaganda machine of comic greats Simon and Kirby, was MARVEL's premier title up until the creation of Spiderman in the early 60s. The star spangled icon has never really gotten the attention of other comic book heroes. Other than a failed television series, there's been no big budget movie, and nothing but appearances as a support character in video games. Well, that's all about to change. With a massively big budget film in the works and a video game title of his own, published by SEGA and developed by Next Level (the new Punch-Out), the Captain is about to hit the big time again.
As part of their tie-up with MARVEL, SEGA have announce that Captain America: Super Soldier
will be joining the roster with Thor: The Video Game
From the SEGA press release:
Players will become Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in an epic third- person action adventure set in the darkest days of World War II. Wielding Captain America’s legendary 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.
As the First Avenger himself, players must defeat the evil scientist Arnim Zola and his wartime experiments, combining powerful melee combos and shield attacks to devastating effect. 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.
The story, penned by comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gage, will see the Captain return to his 1941 roots and will directly tie into the upcoming film "Captain America: The First Avenger
" that is part of the barrage of MARVEL super hero flicks that will culminate in the epic Avengers movie. So expect more of these announcements for Spider-man
, Iron Man
and the Hulk as the 2011 summer blockbuster season nears.Captain America: Super Soldier
is in final development stages as I write this, and is expected to be released along side the movie sometime summer of 2011.
For more screens concept art see external link.