Sega’s announced an all new Captain America game today. In the development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP and DS at Next Level Games, Captain America: Super Soldier takes Marvel’s iconic super hero to World War II where he’ll face off against Red Skull and his forces.
The game promises a “free-flowing” and “highly athletic” combat system mixed together with “acrobatic platforming” as players infiltrate Hydra’s “massive” castle and take on Iron Cross and other Red Skull enemies. Captain America’s shield is, of course, also available to players, coming in use at times where multiple enemies need to be taken down, attacks need to be deflected, puzzles need to be solved, and walls need to be scaled. You could throw it, too, but that was already a given.
“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 caliber product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”
The story’s being written by comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gaeg, noted for his work on Marvel’s Avengers: The Initiative comic. The story will be the same as the upcoming Captain America movie, but will contain “immersive twists designed to enhance gameplay with all-new cinematic action sequences.”
The game’s out in 2011. Check out the first screenshots and artwork at the gallery. Let’s hope this takes a lesson from Batman: Arkham City and is actually good.