As of tomorrow, we’ll be three quarters through the summer superhero season, with Green Lantern opening in theaters. The only one left after this is of course Captain America: The First Avenger. Like Thor and Green Lantern, Captain America is getting his own game as well, titled Captain America: Super Soldier.
We may sound like a broken record in stating the obvious about movie tie-in games consistently failing to deliver, but despite Sega throwing gamers another bomb with Thor earlier this summer (read our Thor review here), the star-spangled Avenger offers a little more hope.
Vancouver-based Next Level Games, known for their Wii titles and now developing Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the 3DS, is developing Captain America: Super Soldier for Sega and Marvel for all platforms. From our first look and demo of it last year at New York Comic-Con, it certainly looks and plays far superior to that awful Asgardian game.
Helping bring a little authenticity to the standalone story of the third-person action adventure game is the voice and likeness of Chris Evans, the man playing Steve Rogers in the film. Sega has released new screenshots as well as a new trailer for the game and you can check them out below.
The cinematic trailer showcases what Cap can do with his shield as he and the Howling Commandos dispatch of enemy forces. Unfortunately, the trailer just isn’t as cool as the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations cinematic teaser so you can see the discrepancy in production values.
The one gripe some may have in accepting the Captain America video game (and the movie) is how far-fetched some of the designs are, especially when it comes to the Hydra villains. It certainly takes one out of the immersion and reality of it taking place in World War II, although that’s the comic book style of it, love it or hate it.
Do you hope for Captain America or are movie tie-ins no longer with experimenting with?
Captain America: Super Solider is due out on July 19th for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and 3DS.
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