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At Disney’s D23 event over the weekend, Marvel announced the company’s first virtual reality game, which goes by the name of Marvel Powers United VR. The game, which allows players to choose from 12 Marvel characters, is not due out until 2018 and will be exclusive to the Oculus Rift. In the game, you progress through levels, fighting Kree soldiers, and then the big bad evil villain at the end of every level. In the game, each character has their own special set of skills, and its up to you to use them (from the character’s perspective that is) to plow through every level.
The game will of course take advantage of Oculus’ touch grip controllers, so you are really drawn into the action as you smash with the Hulk’s giant fist, or fire away with Rocket’s unlimited arsenal of weapons. And on top of everything, did we mention that the title will feature co-op play? The bulk of the development of the game will come from Sanzaru Games, which has already done a couple of VR titles for the Rift, including VR Sports Challenge and Ripcoil.
More super hero action will be shown off at the San Diego Comic-Con event this week; and with the recent Oculus Rift + Touch price cut, from $600 to only $400, Marvel fans may have just found another compelling reason to pick up one of these headsets.