Sega has released a few screenshots this week of their upcoming video game/movie tie-in to Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger movie coming out July of next year.
The developers [Next Level Games] have also worked on the recent Punch Out!! game on the Nintendo Wii, Spiderman’s Friend or Foe game, and Transformers: Cybertron Adventures.
Through word of mouth, and read reviews of Sega’s Iron Man tie-ins, though pretty to look at, are ugly to play. I personally don’t catch the movie tie-ins because of the cash in perception that they come with, and that a lot of times trying to meet that movie date in time causes the lack of a finer development period. Though I will keep my eye on this game as more news and screens are released, I don’t plan on holding my breath to jump in Cap’s boots in this single player action game.
I’ll do that in MvC3. So dear reader, what do you think of Sega’s track record with handling Marvel’s movie tie-ins. Are they all doomed to be rushed out and over looked in a months time? Or can they break this curse and stigma that comes with all movie games?
Captain America: Super Soldier combines a highly athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks, as Cap explores a massive castle turned military installation. His shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls. Players will be able to launch shield-first into the fray with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at their fingertips—and they’ll need every bit of that strength to overcome a castle that’s both an acrobatic playground for the Captain’s physical prowess and a house of mystery with enemies and danger at every turn.