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.
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