Captain America WWII game due in 2011

Sega announces comic book hero will return to his propaganda roots to fight Nazis on Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, and DS next year.

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When he debuted in 1941, Captain America was part comic book hero, part World War II propaganda tool. In his first run of comics, the star-spangled hero was created with an experimental serum to aid the US war effort. And aid he did, fighting Nazi collaborators to help win WWII.

"Nazis! I hate these guys!"

Over the past few decades, Captain America was reintroduced as a member of the Avengers, the modern-day superhero group that also includes Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk. However, Sega is taking the shield-wielding hero back to his WWII beginnings in the forthcoming game Captain America: Super Soldier. The game will be based on the eponymous film, which stars Chris Evans (Fantastic 4), Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men), and Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man 2). The movie had been titled Captain America: First Avenger.

Platforming will be a big part of Captain America: Super Soldier.

Like the comics, Super Soldier will see Captain American facing off against his nemesis, the Nazi agent Red Skull. Beginning during the height of WWII, the third-person action adventure will be set in a sprawling castle complex and will feature foes from the comic books, including the Iron Cross and members of the terrorist group HYDRA. Gameplay will have an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat involving the superhero's indestructible shield as well as platforming sequences.

Captain America: Super Soldier is in development at Canadian studio Next Level (the new Punch-Out) and will ship for the Wii, DS, PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime in 2011. Sega's Thor game is also expected next year alongside its own filmic inspiration.

Discussion

107 comments
azureblade89
azureblade89

You know who'd make this great? Ninja Theory or Platinum Games. Depending on whether you'd like it to have a great story or amazing game play. Either one would make my day personally.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

lol I know right I hope Sega doesn't ruin this

StArDr1fTeR
StArDr1fTeR

Captain America.... I'm sorry... I can't. Good luck though and I hope your fans enjoy.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Sega's publishing...yep, it will be an instant fail then. *moves on*

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Looks cool. I'd watch the movie first though.

NoremaC-_-
NoremaC-_-

is it me or is hollywood not the only thing running out of ideas

starduke
starduke

Darn you Marvel and Sega! Yet another bad movie tie in on its way, and this time it's based on my 2nd fav Marvel super hero. And, they also making one about Thor, my 4th fav. There are already game with Wolverine and Spider-man out, my 1st and 3rd faves respectively. I'd love to see a game as good as Batman: AA featuring a Marvel character, they gotta stop making these lame movie tie ins. Spider-man: SD comes close, but no stogie.Btw, Batman is my fav DC character, but he's an Action Hero, not a Super Hero, because he has no super powers, he uses tech, stealth, and martial arts to get the job done. My fav DC Super Hero is...Superman!

Prime05
Prime05

All superhero games should be handled by Rocksteady Studios.

playsafe001
playsafe001

i hope they never go through with this...

mike_ezm
mike_ezm

if there woldnt be an incoming movie, i would have some expectations

Wellk
Wellk

Oh boy, I can't wait! *releases sarcasm button*

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

Reading the title, I thought COOL. Then I read 2 things. "Sega" and "platforming". Game might be ruined then. My initial thought was an Arkham Asylum, but with Captain America. I guess not...

knight13951
knight13951

Dang it segas making it? unless they really step up thier game this game is gona suck... along with Thor too Just great i was getting excited by the title but now.... i dont know

Yajarobi
Yajarobi

@scorpgul Potential...and it will never see the Kinetic energy it deserves

linardi
linardi

uhhh come on, sega are making it.. they didnt exactly do a great job on the iron man game

scorpgul
scorpgul

This has potential to be GREAT

jazilla
jazilla

Sega made both games for Iron Man 1 and 2 and they were both terrible. They made crazy amounts of money though from kids who had no idea and just liked Iron Man. Too bad really. I would have loved to play a great Capt. America game.

SirSpoon84
SirSpoon84

what about thor? whose making that game?

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

Captain America Rules but this game will most likely suck.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

Who didn't see this coming? If SEGA's track record with Marvel movies is anything to go by ("Iron Man", "Iron Man 2"), this'll probably suck along with "Thor".

Falmar
Falmar

SEGA has just a bad rep right now, I mean, tons of crappy games... They need to raise their games quality ASAP

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@sirbobislost - I just don't read that when I read what the guy put, but written words are subjective... it totally reads to me like he was expecting marvel to want "their version" as he put it of a Batman game, which as I pointed out could never happen. But pah - who cares? :?

MaddogQ80
MaddogQ80

im really not sure what to think about this

bortbortson
bortbortson

Though this could be pretty cool and then found out it is based on a movie coming out at the same time. oye, comic book movie based video games = fail

dkdk999
dkdk999

chances are when a game is coming out on literally every system or close to every system its not going to be a very good game.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

@Masterthehero The only good games with Iron man and the hulk was the marvel ultimate alliance games and Hulk Ultimate Destruction respectively. and i guess you can also count the Hulk game(s) on the sega Genesis

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ SicklySunStorm ......you need to read what he wrote again he meant a game LIKE batman:AA where's it's not tied to a movie so doesn't suck due to development times

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@firehawk998 - marvel will never, ever get their version of Batman : AA because it's a DC property.

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

doubt this will be a good game, Sega suck at movie tie ins, *glares over at Iron Man

TheBatFreak777
TheBatFreak777

You know, I desperately want this to be good but past experiences make it highly unlikely. :(

TheJamin
TheJamin

a very sad epic fail is on the way.. :( lets just hope they learnt from the mistakes in iron man 1 & 2.

DeadManRollin
DeadManRollin

Why Sega again? Didn't they make enough horrible super hero games yet? Iron Man 1,2, Hulk were terrible.

firehawk998
firehawk998

I know I lot of people may not agree with me on this one but unless Marvel doesnt give thier IPs to other devs and stops dictating that the game must take place in the movie world then they will never have thier version of Batman : AA. Spiderman : Web of Shadows is a good start and I hope more will come soon.

firehawk998
firehawk998

Here when I first heard the news captain america is getting his own game I was excited. The gameplay would include brawling,stealth,boss battles) agaisnt Red Skull, Baron Zemo, etc ) and few gunfights thowrn in the mix and the game would take place across two time periods( modern time and WW2). Imagine my utter lack of dissapointment when I found that this game is based on the movie and made by the same people who made Iron Man 1 and 2 the videogame.

danjammer69
danjammer69

Hmmm... Just having the WWII theme will be enough to keep me interested. I just cannot get enough of anything related to the events that took place in that period, fiction or reality.

rpgnutt
rpgnutt

there goes my childhood heroes wash up in bad gamein THANKS SEGA :#

saxoman1
saxoman1

Hmm, this reminds me of a certain E3 press conference about a certain other "historically accurate" game about Japanese History (preview at the time). Only brief flashes and quotes come to mind: "ACTUALLY took place in ancient Japanese history." "So here we have this GIANT ENEMY CRAB!" "Lets see if we can FLIP this crab." "Attack its week point, for MASSIVE damage." and last but certainly not least "Real time weapon change!" :P

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@ DennisWZH multi platform does equate to bad game. case in point, marvel ultimate alliance. seriously, i hope this doesnt get screwed up. but in the mean time, can we please get the avengers game from genesis/snes on xbla? somebody? anybody? and maybe the xmen arcade game while were at it?

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

multiple multiple platforms usually means it will be bad..

Crashbox45
Crashbox45

I'm not holding my breath on this one. Sega has been known to make bad superhero games.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

@HappyApryl decent doesnt cut it anymore how about a movie related or other popular franchise game that ends up being better than decent. captain america is going to be another terrible game that is going to take advantage of a popular franchise/movie. i mean we all know great of a job sega did with the iron man game *sarcasm*. sega has made some decent games but the ones trying to cash in on popular franchises like iron man have sucked. stop making them based on the movies which almost always suck and make original storylines like the batman arkham asylum and spiderman shattered dimensions.

HappyApryl
HappyApryl

@ryuz4kee Actually just recently there are 2 pretty decent movie related video games. X-Men Origins Wolverine, and beleive it or not G-Force. The only fault I found with the X-men game was it was too short. It was a hack-n-slash for sure and it seemed like graphics and controls were spot on. G-Force was really neat too, I played the game before watching the movie though. The movie itself was a little weak but ok. But the game, it reminded me alot of the Ratchet & Clank games. Being able to play it in 3D was kinda cool too, but I felt the game didn't need that gimmic to stand on it's own. I haven't played the Spiderman 2 game yet, but my gamer friends are all telling me I'm a fool not to pick it up. It's got some good reviews both online and off. I just wish more developers would take a look at these games when doing a movie based game. Because your right, 99% of the movie related games are horrible.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

I am soooo fired up for this game. Cap + WWII = win. My only question is, HYDRA are neo-Nazis, so how can this game contain regular and neo varieties? Doesn't the original need to be wiped out first?