SEGA today announced that they will be bringing Marvel Entertainment Inc.’s famed Super Hero franchise Captain America to video game systems in an original WWII adventure. Captain America: Super Soldier is slated for release in summer 2011 and will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 33 computer entertainment system, Wii and DS home video game system.
“Videogame players the world over can now become Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Captain America,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President 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 of product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”
Captain America: Super Soldier is a third person action adventure game which combines dynamic acrobatic platforming with a fast and fluid melee combat system. Written by renowned Marvel comic writer Christos Gage, the game follows an engaging storyline set within the period of WWII. Players will take the role of ‘Super Soldier’ Captain America and test their skills as they battle infamous enemies such as Iron Cross, the Hydra Army and the legendary Red Skull.
At their disposal is Captain America’s iconic shield, which will be utilised as both a defensive and offensive weapon and be used to execute dozens of innovative and exhilarating moves. The legendary comic book character truly comes to life scaling wallsand taking out multiple enemies in this exciting combat game.
The original story for Captain America: Super Soldier is being penned by noted comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gage, the primary writer for the Marvel’s Avengers: The Initiative series of comics. Gage has written numerous books for major Marvel characters, including Siege: Captain America, The Invincible Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Civil War: House of M, and Union Jack.