Captain America: Super Soldier coming in 2011, Nazis to be kicked in the face

If you’re like us, then beating the snot out of virtual Nazis gives you a warm feeling that usually only occurs naturally when your mom makes you cookies. As such, we’ve been on something of a slow season for Axis powers pummeling since last year’s Wolfenstein reboot. Lucky for us, Sega is going to inject some serious superhero into the formula and break the dry spell in 2011 when they release Captain America: Super Soldier, a tie-in with the upcoming Marvel Comics film.

From the 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."

Knowing that Sega doesn’t exactly have a glorious track record for Marvel superhero movie tie-ins, it’s easy to approach this announcement cautiously (at best). However, combining anything to “devastating effect” is something that we can generally get behind. Like, say, combining A+B for a jump kick in Double Dragon, or beer and clamato to form Chelada. Ok, maybe that last one doesn’t have the kind of devastating effect you want, but it’s still in there.

Captain America: Super Soldier will be released in 2011 for 360, PS3, Wii, DS, and PSP. See all four released screenshots in our viewer.

Oct 05, 2010

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  • helloimandrew - October 10, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    i bight pick this up
  • wilypenguin - October 6, 2010 3:56 a.m.

    they mentioned free flow combat. is it gonna be batman: AA style? lets just hope every single other superhero game doesnt rip off rocksteady and use the same combat system... even though its a freakin sweet combat system
  • TruckThunders - October 6, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    From the publisher that brought you Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk games! I'm not too excited about this game at all. But just imagine the train-wreck that will be the Avengers tie-in game in a few years.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 6, 2010 3:36 a.m.

    Because SEGA has done so good on all the other Marvel games lately. way to take a massive dump on Marvel's name.
  • HaitianSensation - October 6, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Here's hoping it's as good as Batman: AA (*cross fingers*) even though it's not coming out on PC for me to play :)
  • batmanboy11 - October 6, 2010 1:28 a.m.

    @g4m3rk1dd I know, right?!
  • ColZechs - October 6, 2010 1:18 a.m.

    @IsaacFenix I was thinking the exact same thing. Let's hope that this doesn't turn into another Ironman-esque debacle...
  • g4m3rk1dd - October 6, 2010 12:57 a.m.

    wait for it guys...we wont be able to call them nazis soon enough...
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - October 6, 2010 12:27 a.m.

    Are you ready for some T-Rated Nazi killin?!!
  • QWERTYCommander - October 6, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    The camera angle looks like shit.
  • corndog501 - October 6, 2010 12:06 a.m.

    Please for the love of god, let this (and the movie) be good. Captain America, the most patriotic superhero EVER, needs a good movie and a good game. I would hate to see such a classic superhero fall by the way side due to a bad game and bad movie. But who knows, maybe Sega has learned their lesson from the Iron Man games. Perhaps they'll borrow aspects from the Batman Arkham games and Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions and incoporate them into the game. Either way, I'm hoping Marvel didn't screw the pooch by picking Sega do this game.
  • IsaacFenix - October 5, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    *Begins praying* Well, at the very least it looks pretty...
  • werewolfninja - October 5, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    Well it's being developed by Next Level which also developed Super Mario Striker, and Punch Out for the Wii. I'll still keep my skepticism, but it will be interesting to see how they do on something besides a sports title.
  • batmanboy11 - October 5, 2010 11:22 p.m.

    @batman5273 I think a 7 would be optimistic.
  • batman5273 - October 5, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    know what other superhero game Sega made? Iron-Man 1 & 2. those sucked so expect Captain America to be a 7.

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