Captain America will return to video game consoles in an original adventure set during World War II.
The title is set for release in 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.
“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, in a news release. “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.”
The third-person adventure was written by Christos Gage (Avengers: The Initiative) and features Captain America versus the Red Skull and his armies, as well as the forces of Hydra.
The game will be set in the world of the upcoming film, though it looks like the costume will, at least in places, resemble the comic-book Captain America uniform.
- Matt Price